I’ve been here almost a month now. You could basically call me a local!
I was actually asked to give directions yesterday, I could have cheered out of excitement – until I couldn’t tell the lost person the right directions. I hope they eventually found their way after I confidently gave them excessively vague directions to an unknown place. But that’s neither here nor there because that woman believed I knew my way around! Woohoo!
I have caught onto some phrases I’ve been a little too scared to use, but come one day I will flawlessly execute the use of them in conversation.
I have to go to the loo. – Bathroom
Oh, that costs a fiver or five quid. – Five pounds
Hiya! Cheers! – Greeting and salutation
I’m rubbish at cricket . – Garbage or bad
Where’s the launderette ? – Laundry room
Finish a sentence with “xx” – Like xoxo but without those pesky hugs
You all right? – Greeting like “How are you” where a response almost isn’t necessary, not to be confused with a genuine inquiry about my wellbeing
Bloody!! – somewhat of a vulgarity
(And my favorite) Bugger Off! – Get lost
Now the only thing I need is the accent. Fingers crosses it will come. Im not holding my breath, but… I can’t wait.