Sunday, March 23, 2014

Do They Still Say....

Home and Away and Neighbours has exposed me to language I've not heard before.

I'm wondering what phrases, I'm hearing, are still used in Australia and which were 1980's lingo that's not used anymore.

Here's the list on the top of my head.

1. Give them (her/him) the flick= dumping someone or firing them.

2. Shoot through=Leaving town—maybe more in the concept of running away.

3. Give it a miss= I guess it's saying no to something.

4. A Rage=I'm not sure.  I think it's a party—probably one that involves drinking.  I don't think anyone would say, Let's go to the birthday rage

There's probably more that I'm forgetting. 

I might post them later.