Sunday, March 6, 2011

This is good as...

Australians have lots of cute and quirky colloquialisms. It's charming how they shorten everything. Lippy, swimmers, joggers (referring to sports shoes, not people who jog)...

The one thing I did find strange was their tendency to say "as" as an explanation. "It was cold as." "Fuck, that's dodgy as!" "That girl was hot as." Urm... hot as what?!?!

My first impression of Australians when I moved here was that they didn't quite get the concept of similes. Or they were terrible at finishing sentences.

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