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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Aussie Culture

A Kiwi (New Zealander) friend, Robyn, sent me this recently so I thought I should pass it on, while you will have seen similar lists before this one has a distinctive Australian flavour. (and a u in flavor which my "American" spell checker doesn't like)

Rural Australian Computer Terminology
A little bit of Aussie

LOG ON: Adding wood to make the barbie hotter.

LOG OFF: Not adding any more wood to the barbie.

MONITOR: Keeping an eye on the barbie.

DOWNLOAD: Getting the firewood off the Ute.

HARD DRIVE: Making the trip back home without any cold tinnies.

KEYBOARD: Where you hang the Ute keys.

WINDOW: What you shut when the weather's cold.

SCREEN: What you shut in the mozzie season.

BYTE: What mozzies do.

MEGABYTE: What Townsville mozzies do.

CHIP: A bag snack.

MICROCHIP: What's left in the bag after you've eaten the chips.

MODEM: What you did to the lawns.

LAPTOP: Where the cat sleeps.

SOFTWARE: Plastic knives & forks you get at Red Rooster.

HARDWARE: Stainless steel knives & forks - from K-Mart.

MOUSE: The small rodent that eats the grain in the shed.

MAINFRAME: What holds the shed up.

WEB: What spiders make.

WEBSITE: Usually in the shed or under the verandah.

SEARCH ENGINE: What you do when the Ute won't go.

CURSOR: What you say when the Ute won't go.

YAHOO: What you say when the Ute does go.

UPGRADE: A steep hill.

SERVER: The person at the pub who brings out the counter lunch.

MAIL SERVER: The bloke at the pub who brings out the counter lunch.

USER: The neighbour who keeps borrowing things.

NETWORK: What you do when you need to repair the fishing net.

INTERNET: Where you want the fish to go.

NETSCAPE: What the fish do when they discover the hole in the net.

ONLINE: Where you hang the washing.

OFFLINE: Where the washing ends up when the pegs aren't strong enough.


Jan said...

Funny. Hope you're having a great day.

Pamela said...

maybe she is, maybe she isn't

Dave said...

*LOL* Great one Peter!

kenju said...

Waht are "Cold tinnies?"

Jack K. said...

Thanks for the translation. We Americans seem to have a difficult time with the Queen's English. No offense intended.

Btw, I have added humor and humour as a label to some of my postings to accommodate Aussie's I consider my friends.

Puss-in-Boots said...

I was a Kiwi in my past life, but in this life I have Aust citizenship...just thought I'd let you know.

Glad you like the terminology...not sure what the Kiwi version would be...however, I'm sure you and Warren could come up with something...

Christina said...


Walker said...

HA HA HA!!!!!!!

Yeah thats about how my parents think about computers