Aussie Expats in Hong Kong - want to start a club

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  1. #51

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    Togs, Bathers or Budgie Smugglers....

    Only Brits call them swimmers, Moving..

    Last edited by Skyhook; 28-10-2008 at 10:36 AM.

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    Never called them swimmers when I was growing up in the UK .. had no idea what my (Australian) husband was talking about the first time he used the phrase!


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    And I only ever heard togs and budgie smugglers in NZ..... (but yes, use bathers)


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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07:
    And I only ever heard togs and budgie smugglers in NZ..... (but yes, use bathers)
    "Togs" and "Budgie Smugglers" are definitely Australian vernacular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazmario:
    Ahhh...how's the serenity? Remember that the only thing better than serenity, is a big two stroke engine on full throttle!

    YouTube - Dreams of Serenity
    Ah, the Castle. Champagne comedy hehe. I have to admit that I became a Trading Post devotee for a while, wish they had something similar here (guess we have geo classifieds, but it's not quite the same..)

    Speaking of recent great Aussie movies, I also loved Lantana and Look Both Ways. I was surprised to hear that a non-Aussie friend had seen Lantana in New York. Waiting for more good ones!

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    I say bathers myself. But my Brit friend did point out to me that this sounded hugely antiquidated (?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by muse07:
    I say bathers myself. But my Brit friend did point out to me that this sounded hugely antiquidated (?)
    Yes its very victorian

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