Monday, November 7, 2011

lessons learned and colloquialisms pt.2

have a go = give it a try (my students do cooking for math rotations, and while I was grating cheese, one of my students came up to me and said, "Can I have a gooooooooooooooooo?")
petrol = gas
running on an oily rag = out of petrol (thanks Blake, for that one)
brekkie = breakfast
heaps = lots
note = bill (of money)
Mackers/Macca's = McDonald's
Hungry Jack's = Burger King
prawn = shrimp (all shrimp, not just the creepy big ones)
stubby holder/stubby cooler = coozie (stubby = bottle of beer)
singlet = tank top
cotton tips/cotton buds = q-tips
thick = stupid (person)
tip = tag (in a game)
give a clap = applaud
relief teacher = substitute teacher
"the rude finger" = obvious! :)
nibbles = snacks
sunnies = sunglasses
  • kids will bump into you, push by you, step on your toes, lean over a table and accidentally use their shoe to lift up your skirt (yes, this happened), and not even say "excuse me" or "sorry."
  • everyone calls me"Miss." I feel like I only get "Ms. Sirchia" occassionally because there are two "Miss"s in the room.
  • it's nearly impossible to offend an Australian.

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