Today’s Adventure

January 10, 2021 at 3:17 pm (Uncategorized)

It’s been a while since I made a post here, but this is a good one…. here’s how my day has been, as reported on facebook.

9:00am Sunday 10 January, 2021

3:00pm, Sunday 10 January, 2021

NB: International readers please note that “thongs” in Australia refers to flip-flops aka a type of plastic shoe often worn at the beach since they’re so easy to slip on and off.

4 Comments

  1. benoitsmithfr said,

    In France, thongs are known as… “tongs”!
    Thank you for such a thrilling read!

  2. Felicity Banks said,

    In the year 2000 I was living in Indonesia and the “Thong Song” was super popular. My Indonesian friends were shocked when I explained what he was singing about.

  3. benoitsmithfr said,

    Owch, I didn’t know about the *other* meaning…

  4. Felicity Banks said,

    Oh! The other two that come up constantly between US and Australian English are:

    Fanny pack…. ‘fanny’ is old-fashioned, but very rude. (And there are probably some old British women with Fanny as a name, which is just tragic to us Aussies.)

    “Rooting for”… has the bizarre meaning of ‘having sex for’ when in Australia.

    Felicity

Leave a Reply to benoitsmithfr Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: