English Australia

chook

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

A short form of the word chicken, especially referring to a cooked chicken.

"The Christmas chook is almost ready!"

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English Australia

rellie

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

Short form of the word 'relative'; a family member. Plural form would be "relos".

"I visited the rellos in Hanoi recently."

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English Canada

flow

Word USED On Occasion BY Ice hockey players

Long hair that sticks out of a hockey player's helmet

"Jagr has the best flow in hockey history."

Italian Italy

darsi all'ippica

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to take up horse racing) • To change one's profession due to incapacity or unskillfulness in a previous job. This idiom is mostly used in the form of rather direct and dismissive advice/suggestion. Comparable to English "go climb a tree" or "go take up knitting."

"Luigi non è assolutamente in grado di svolgere il suo lavoro. Farebbe meglio a darsi all'ippica."

"Luigi is absolutely unable to do his job. He'd be better off taking up horce racing."

English North America

chirp

Word USED Frequently BY Ice hockey players

Chirping is mocking another player with comedic or insulting remarks. 'Chirp' can also be used as a noun to describe such a remark.

"These are some of the craziest chirps I've ever been called in a hockey game. Someone once told me that I looked like Donkey from Shrek."

Scots Glasgow, Scotland

Refuweegee

Portmanteau USED On Occasion BY Some People

Portmanteau of 'refugee' and 'Weegie' ('Weegie' being short for Glaswegian'). A term of affection for someone seeking refugee status in Glasgow, to make them feel a valued part of the community.

"Of course you're welcome here. You're a refuweegee now."

English Australia

Maccas

Abbreviation USED Very frequently BY Most People

A short form of McDonald's.

"Do you want to go to Maccas?"

Confirmed by 2 people

English The South, United States

nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs

Idiom USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

Used to describe someone who is nervous. The imagery is that a cat with a long tail would be in constant danger of having its tail crushed under the moving chairs in a room full of rocking chairs

“Did you get to see her before she gets on stage?” “Yes, she’s nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, but I think she’ll be great.”

Confirmed by 2 people

German German speaking countries

Siebkopf

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(sieve head) • Someone who tends to forget everything

"Hab ich dir gestern noch erzählt, du Siebkopf!"

"I just told you yesterday, you sieve head!"

Confirmed by 2 people

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Czech Czechia

na zdraví!

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(to your health!) • Said when someone sneezes, also used when proposing a toast and clinking glasses.

*někdo kýchne* "Na zdraví!" "Díky."

*someone sneezes* "To your health!" "Thanks"

French France

un pied-à-terre

Idiom USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(a foot on the ground) • A small house or apartment in a city you do not live in, and where you stay when visiting that city for a short time

"Vivre à Paris ne m'empêche pas d'aller souvent à Rome, j'y ai un petit pied-à-terre."

"Living in Paris does not prevent me from going to Rome. I have a small pied-à-terre there""

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German German speaking countries

Flüssigbrot

Word USED Frequently BY Adults

(liquid bread) • A way of saying ‘beer’ in a joking manner, referring to the fact that both beer and bread are made of wheat.

„In Bayern gibts das beste Flüssigbrot!“

“In Bavaria there's the best liquid bread!”

Confirmed by 2 people

Hungarian Hungary

nesze semmi, fogd meg jól!

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(here's nothing, hold it firmly!) • An ironic saying used in situations where you recieve something (an offer, some information, anything) that is totally useless to you.

A kormány ahelyett, hogy emelte volna a tanárok fizetését, ingyen krétát küldött az iskolákba. Nesze semmi fogd meg jól!

Instead of raising teachers' salaries, the government sent free chalks to schools. Here's nothing, hold it firmly!

Confirmed by 2 people

Polish Poland

stara miłość nie rdzewieje

Proverb USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

(old love doesn't rust) • Once you fell in love with someone, you'll always be fond of them, even if you haven't seen each other in a long time; It's easy to reignite the love for your past partners and crushes.

"Nie przeszkadza ci, że twoja żona idzie na imprezę, gdzie będzie jej były?" "Niby dlaczego? To stare dzieje." "Wiesz, jak to mówią: stara miłość nie rdzewieje..."

"Doesn't it bother you that your wife goes to the party where her ex will be?" "Why would it bother me? It's ancient history." "You know what they say: old love doesn't rust..."

Portuguese Portuguese speaking countries

deixa de brincadeiras

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Asking someone to stop joking around.

"Temos de nos despachar, deixa de brincadeiras já!"

"We have to hurry up, stop fooling around!"

Lithuanian Lithuania

pigiau grybo

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(cheaper than a mushroom) • The expression indicates that something is very affordable, low-priced, easy to acquire.

"Nusipirkau naujas kelnes, kainavo pigiau grybo."

"I bought new pants, they cost cheaper than a mushroom."

Portuguese Brazil

estar mais pra lá do que pra cá

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(to be more there than here) • Used when someone is close to death.

"A Rainha Elizabeth tem 95 anos!" "Tá mais pra lá do que pra cá"

"Queen Elizabeth is 95 years old!" "She's more there than here"

Confirmed by 2 people

French France

péter plus haut que son cul

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to fart higher than one's arse) • To be conceited.

Les étrangers disent souvent que les Français pètent plus haut que leur cul.

Foreigners often say that French people fart higher than their arse.

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Italian Italy

campa cavallo che l'erba cresce

Proverb USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(live, horse, and grass will grow) • Used to say that you waiting for something is like a horse waiting for the grass to grow to eat. It's not happening anytime soon.

"sto aspettando che Giovanni mi risponda al messaggio" "campa cavallo che l'erba cresce"

"I'm waiting for Giovanni to reply to my text" "live, horse, and grass will grow"

Confirmed by 2 people

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Polish Poland

czarna magia

Expression USED Frequently BY Older Generations, my parents

(black magic) • It's is impossible / hard to decipher understand. Usually an humble admission that it is difficult for an individual to understand where a selected few may.

"Polityka to dla mnie jak czarna magia!"

"Politics are like black magic to me!"

Confirmed by 2 people