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Kiwi Lingo: A Guide to New Zealand Slang

I’ve been a bit nervous about doing this post, mainly because I feel like I have no idea what I’m talking about (which in reality is pretty ridiculous since I’m a Kiwi (the slang word for a New Zealander- but you already knew that) who was born and has lived in New Zealand my entire life). Also because some of this stuff is so cringe, but whatever. I’ve been doing a bit of research; reading blogs and watching videos, and have finally compiled a list of slang words and phrases that you might hear often in New Zealand, I’ve tried to use ones unique to New Zealand, but there’s bound to be similarities between Australian and British slang as well. As a rule, Kiwis are pretty lazy. We hardly articulate any of our words which leads to our accent, and we like to shorten words as much as possible (even writing this, I was tempted to write “poss”). Again, Aussies do this often too. Oh and Kiwis use the word “as” ALL the time. We …