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2021.08.31 07:54
New Zealand English - slang 101

New Zealand spoken English has its own unique features. One of the things we do is add "ie" or "y" on many words to make them shorter. We don't write these but we say them.

barbie - barbecue
bikkie - biscuit
brekkie - breakfast
cardy - cardigan
chippy - builder, carpenter
dodgy - looks suspicious
dummy - pacifier or an idiot
dunny - toilet
fancy - to desire somebody or an expensive, flash, very nice item
the dreaded lurgy - influenza
gummies - gumboots, rubber boots
hottie - hot water bottle
lolly - sweets, candy
pinky - little finger
snarky - a mixture of sarcastic and nasty
sparkie - electrician
Scandi - someone with Scandinavian heritage
stubby - beer bottle
stroppy - bad-tempered, argumentative
tradie - tradesman
Westie - someone from West Auckland
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  • Arash 2021.08.31 08:06

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    I have heard some of them
  • Rachael 레이첼 2021.08.31 08:10

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    @Arash Some are probably also British
  • Eli 2021.08.31 08:16

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    Another useful post, thanks Rachael🙏🏻
  • jong 2021.08.31 08:22

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    I've heard just fancy, gummies, and lolly.
  • Rachael 레이첼 2021.08.31 08:36

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    @Eli ☺🍀
  • Rachael 레이첼 2021.08.31 08:36

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    @jong Now you know many more😁
  • Rachael 레이첼 2021.08.31 08:38

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    @jong I see you are in Auckland. Keep safe. I hope you are surviving the lockdown okay.
  • Yun 2021.08.31 08:44

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    Oh, I thought that's an Australian thing. Good to know. I used to say "snackie" to mean "snack" to Aussies and they said they didn't use it that way. 😁
  • Rachael 레이첼 2021.08.31 08:51

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    @Yun Yes, we don't say snackie as a noun. We do say "I feel snackie" as an adjective. That means we are feeling a bit like snacking 😉. Then we eat a snack.
  • Yun 2021.08.31 08:56

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    @Rachael 레이첼 Wow. Feel snackie to mean having a crav2 for snacks. Thanks. I really love the way it sounds.🤩
  • Rachael 레이첼 2021.08.31 09:00

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    @Yun Yes. We commonly say in my family, "I'm in a snackie mood" 😂. Usually it means we want chocolate and chips
  • Yun 2021.08.31 09:03

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    @Rachael 레이첼 I love it. I am in a snackie mood after learning new expressions about snakie.🤩😆😆
  • jong 2021.08.31 10:08

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    @Rachael 레이첼 Right! Thank you :)
  • jong 2021.08.31 10:12

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    @Rachael 레이첼 You, too. Keep safe, keep healthy. 😃😓
  • 승환 2021.08.31 11:36

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    Mostly, those words are new to me except dummy, gumboots, lolly, pinky, loo(toilet). It seems like I live in far and different world away where you live.
  • Rachael 레이첼 2021.08.31 19:25

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    @승환 You live in Auckland which is has a much more multi cultural so many colloquialisms may not be so common. South of the Bombay Hills this is common language ☺
  • Rachael 레이첼 2021.09.01 09:02

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    @George Excellent 😀. Just listen to dodgy and lurgy again

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