People speak English in Australia, right?
Well, yes, but Australian slang sometimes leaves me baffled.
So, every now and then, I'll share a few phrases and words with you in entries called "Lost in translation."
First up: stubby.
A noun; technically meaning a short bottle of beer.
But "stubby" can mean any bottled beer.
It works like this:
Me: "What are ya having to drink?"
Patron: "Stubby of VB, thanks."
A noun; conveys a time period of 14 days.
Australians use this word the same way Americans would the words, "two weeks."
For example: Jen and I have been in Charleville a fortnight.
And, in those 14 days, I've learned a fair amount of slang so check back later for more!