Archive for November 1st, 2012
I game on an Aussie server; one of the players shot me this parody (is that possible?) of the video you are already sick of. My only familiarity with Aussie slang comes from Monty Python’s Table Wines, so I had to crack the slang slowly and carefully. I was gratified to get it mostly right; I had to look up Dunlop KT26 (I guessed it was a 26 inch rim/tire combo), and I asked about pokies (I thought it was probably the lotto ticket you peel open; no, it’s a video poker machine).
The best part about gaming on an Aussie server is hearing them make fun of American accents. I asked where one guy was from; he said “Mehlburn”, then very slowly said “Mel bor ennn”. I had to congratulate him for his go at it!