Have you ever heard anyone from a different country use a ‘slang’ word or phrase and had no idea what they meant by it?
When travelling or speaking to someone from a different country, have you ever heard them use a phrase or word to describe something or a situation and had NO idea what they meant? What was the word/phrase they used and what was the meaning behind it? Or, is there a particular word/phrase that you use that people have been confused by?
The lovely @casheroo inspired me to pitch this question to you after a misunderstanding when I used an Aussie term or ‘slang’ on another thread. I used the term “paid-out” when describing how someone might say something derogatory to another person.
In my country we use the term “paid-out” when describing how someone or something might be: picked on/insulted/put down/criticised etc. For example: Sam was ‘paid-out’ by his peers because he looked like a fool when he tripped over his own feet.
Being Australian, we have many slang words/phrases like ‘banged-up’ meaning someone is pregnant. Being ‘out-in-the-sticks’ means to be in the middle of nowhere and to ‘bail’ means that that you have to leave. Similarly, to ‘bail’ on someone means that you’re not going to be able to make it to whatever event you were supposed to attend with them.