- When Kiwi's, particularly children, say No it is pronounced "nouuuy".
- When you "take" a class that means you are the instructor....weird.
- Many Kiwi folk say brought instead of bought, as in I brought a new car. Where did you bring it from? Whatever! As if brought is the past tense of purchase.
- Also on that subject, sort after instead of sought after, draw instead of drawer..... the list goes on. Where on earth did they learn that from, I hope not from school or else I am seriously worried for my children.
- When passing an oncoming car on a country road, you give a little, few finger wave. Actually you just kind of raise a finger or two off the steering wheel as a gesture. Sometimes this means thanks and other times I'm not sure if you do it because you probably know them so you might as well wave hello or if it is a general "hey mate" kind of thing. Still trying to figure that one out.
- Kiwi kids seriously do not, hardly ever, actually wear shoes. Never, not even in the freezing cold winter.
Monday, November 19, 2012
A few phenomenons, somewhat and sometimes irritating, which I have noticed over the past 6 years that I finally must divulge: