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Understand Kiwi talk
Have you spent years trying and failing to understand what they're saying? Just by following these easy steps, you too can hold a conversation with a New Zealander. What you hear and what it means: A MEDGEN: visualize, conjure up mentally, John Lennon 's first solo album Imagine, as if it was a Bug Hut in the Land of the Long White Cloud. BETTING: 'Betting Gloves' are worn by 'betsmen' in 'crucket'. BRIST: Part of the human anatomy between the 'nick' and the 'billy'. BUGGER: As in 'mine is bugger then yours'. CHULLY BUN: 'Chilly bin' also known as an ESKY' COME YOUSE: Controversial captain of the Australian cricket team who resigned tearfully in favor of Allan Border. Full name: Kimberley John Hughes. DIMMER KRETZ: Those who believe in democracy. ERROR BUCK: Language spoken in countries like 'Surria', 'E-Jupp' and 'Libernon. ' EKKA DYMOCKS: University staff. GUESS: Flammable vapor used in stoves. CHICK OUT CHUCKS: Supermarket point of sale operators. SENDLES: Sandals, thongs and open shoes. COLOR: Terminator, violent forecloses of human life. CUSS: Kiss. DUCK HID: Term of abuse directed mainly at males. PHAR LAP: New Zealand's famous racehorse christened Phillip but was incorrectly written down as 'Phar Lap' by an Australian racing official who was not well versed in Kiwi-ese. DUNNESTY: US television soap opera starred Joan Collins as Elixirs Kerrungton. ' ERROR ROUTE: Arnott's famous oval-shaped 'mulk error route buskets'. FITTER CHENEY. A type of long flat pasta, not to be confused with 'Rugger Tony' or 'Tell ya. Tilly'.