Funny Australian Observation O’ The Day: Aussie newscasters pronounce the word “debut” as “day-boo”. That cracks me up.

Oh, since the Super Bowl is coming up, here’s a sports-related bit of trivia. In Australia, the word “root” has a very, very different meaning. In fact, it’s a very vulgar and rude word for “having sex”. Which is why the Aussies spent the entire last Olympics giggling at Americans “rooting” for their teams. (I won’t even tell you what “fanny” means here, but suffice it to say that the mere mention of a “fannypack” sends Snookums into fits of laughter.)


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  1. “She was working in a bridal shop in Flushing Queens, ’til her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes. What was she to do? Where was she to go? She was out on her fanny!”

    Do you have ANY idea how hilarious that was when that show came out in Australia? 🙂

  2. Hahahahaha… I never even caught that one.

  3. the australian fanny is what’s in front of the american fanny, right?

  4. Uh, yeah, pretty much. 🙂

  5. Sorry to break it to you Kris but Fanny means the same in the UK.

    Maybe root is their pronounciation of rut?

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