Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Day Twenty Two, off with the shoe

i do have a legit reason for wearing my havanas. this week they are the most comfortable thing to wear... especially considering i stepped on a nail. ouch.

but it's also coming up to australia day... so we have to pull out our "thongs" or "flip flops" or whatever it is you want to call them :)

in fact "whatever you want to call them" is an interesting point. an onliner friend who lives over in america recently had to be "trained" in australian speak so that he could work out what the hell we were talking about... in casual conversation mode we tend to let the proper english slip - and throw another shrimp on the barbie mate becomes and old fashioned poem...

so, i had an interesting observation that whilst our websites and more corporate type writings use proper english, in Plurk, FaceBook Status & even Twitter land tends to lend itself to slang...

but it's all for the good of being ... xc

4 comments:

Abimbola said...

Good to learn Australian slang and "speak". Never know when it may come in handy...:-)

Thanks for the post.

ArtGra said...

double pluggers :p

Shelley Heath said...

The is nothing wrong with wearing the good old Japanese safety boots :)

Charlie Robinson said...

and there was me thinking you'd all comment that my toes look like slugs LOL

good to see we have a healthy attitude to slang... my all time favourite Abimbola are still the "english ditties" my ex used to sing teheee ?cockney rhyme? xx