TRAVEL QUIZ ANSWERS: Can you speak Kiwi?

27 01 2008

1. B. Slip-slop-slap means to put on sunblock (a MUST in New Zealand);

Watties is the beloved tomatoe sauce of New Zealand- don’t call it ketchup

2. TRUE: A waka is a Maori war canoe

3. Brekkie= Breakfast

Rellies= Relatives

Mozzies= Mosquitos

Sammie= Sandwich

Chocka= Chock full of

Pokies= Poker Machines

Uni= University

Sunnies= Sunglasses

Brill= Brilliant

Krissy Pressy= Christmas Present

4. POMS are from England: “Prisoners Of Her Majesty”

5. Kia Ora= Hello in the Maori language

I’m a Box of Fluffies= Box of Birds= Supergreat! Doing Fantastic!

ABF= About Bloody Fine= Doing Pretty Well

Piss= Beer

6. Togs= Swimsuits

7. Haka. The All Blacks are the National Rugby team and before each game do a very intimidating Maori war dance known as the Haka.

8. F; Paua is a New Zealand abalone, and Marmite is the fermented meat yeast spread.

9. Heaps= A whole lot of

Dodgy= sketchy, shady

Muppets= idiots

Hangi= Traditional Maori dinner cooked in the earth

10. Jandels= Flip-flops

Hundreds and Thousands= Candy Sprinkles

Biscuits= Cookies

Capsicum= Bell Pepper

Jelly= Jello

Bin Liners= Trash Bags

Kumaras= New Zealand Sweet Potato

Gummies= Gumboots= Hardcore Waterproof Farming/Ranching Boots

11. Bach= One room vacation home/cabin

Wop-Wops= In the middle of nowhere

12. False- they are coffee drinks:

Short Black= Espresso

Long Black= Espresso with a little hot water (like a strong americano)

Flat White= Like a strong Latte with less foam

13. Tiki Tour= Headed out roaming, no real plans or itinerary

Chilly Bin= Ice Chest/Cooler

Tuis= A popular New Zealand ale, named after a native bird

Keas= The world’s only Alpine Parrot, found near Milford Sound and known as the “cheeky kea” for its overt personality and destructive tendencies (eating hiking boots and weather stripping from cars)

14. Right Joe= Fool

Piker= Someone who backs out at the last minute

Hard Case= A real character, someone with a lot of personality

JAFA= Just another freakin’ Aucklander

15. Big Smoke= Auckland

OE= Overseas Experience, a right of passage for young Kiwis

SCORING

HOW MANY DID YOU GET RIGHT?

0-5: What are ya? Get to New Zealand right away!
6-10: Choice. Work on the accent and she’ll be right.
11-15: Sweet As! You deserve a chocolate fish and a Steinlager.
Good on ya, mate!

What are ya?= Are you stupid, are you crazy, are you mad?

Choice= Cool

She’ll be right= Everything will work out fine

Sweet As!= Very Cool, like “Sweet as pie!” Also: hot as, tired as, funny as…etc.

You deserve a chocolate fish= Kudos to you, job well done (also used sarcastically)

Steinlager= Unoffical beer of the Southern Island and the “Southern Man”

Good on ya, mate= Universal “way to go, thanks, cheers”

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