Melbourne woman living in Hawaii, US reveals Australian words she didn’t know were slang

Melbourne woman living in Hawaii, US reveals Australian words she didn't know were slang

An Australian woman living and working in the United States as a submarine co-pilot may not understand the slang words and abbreviations she often uses.

Brittany Nash hails from Melbourne and has had to rethink her Aussie vocabulary since moving to Hawaii.

She said she gets blank stares from friends and colleagues when she drops words like ‘keen’, ‘hips’, ‘butters’, ‘sunnies’, ‘trackies’, ‘bikies’, ‘breakies’ and ‘sunnies’. give the conversation

‘Why did we do this to ourselves? Americans don’t understand my accent as it is and now we’ve gone and created all these fake words and confused them even more,’ Brittany said.

The expat said he didn’t realize many of the Australian phrases he used every day didn’t have ‘real’ words.

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Australian Brittany Nash (pictured) who lives in the US and works as a submarine co-pilot shares words she didn’t understand Aussie slang until she moved to the States.

She said she gets blank stares from friends and colleagues when she drops words like ‘keen’, ‘hips’, ‘butters’, ‘sunnies’, ‘trackies’, ‘bikies’, ‘breakies’ and ‘sunnies’. give the conversation

Words that Aussies living in the United States did not know were slang

Keen money interested

A pile means a lot

Bathers means swimwear

Small for sunglasses

Biccy is short for biscuit

Brecky is short for breakfast

Short Trackies for track pants

Source: asain.barbiee/TikTok

‘I uttered these words with absolute conviction as if they had been taken out of the dictionary and the Americans looked at me as if I were speaking another language,’ he said.

The first word on Brittany’s list was ‘exuberant’.

He replied that when someone asked if he wanted a coffee he didn’t have ‘a clue’ what he meant.

‘The next word is the one I struggle with the most and it’s ‘haps’ which means a lot. Ironically I use the word ‘haps’ hips. I use it every day,’ Brittany said.

Someone ‘called him out’ for using the term so he googled it with some surprising results

According to Google, ‘heap’ is used to describe data structures in computer science.

‘What is it?’ Brittany laughed.

‘The next word is ‘bather’ which I guess is short for bathing suit so it kind of makes sense but I thought bather was a word in itself. No, it’s not real. We made it,’ he added.

Brittany also said she uses acronyms like sunnies, brekkies, bikies and truckies that are common in Australia but can confuse Americans.

‘I knew they were the short version for the long version but I didn’t realize how often we choose the short version,’ he said.

Someone ‘called him out’ for using the word ‘hips’ so he googled it with some surprising results. According to Google ‘heap’ is used to describe a data structure

‘If you use these words in the United States, Americans will laugh at you and they will make fun of you until you can’t finish what you’re saying.’

Brittany shared the Aussie words she didn’t know weren’t real in a TikTok clip that has now been viewed 386,600 times and shocked Aussie viewers.

‘Haps and kin seem like natural words to me,’ said one, while another added: ‘Heaps kin’ is a perfect statement’.

‘Don’t people use this word in America???’ A spectator shouted.

‘We Australians have created our own dialect of English,’ someone else noted.

Others shared Aussie words that surprised international friends including ‘recon’.

One woman said, ‘I used ‘esky’ when I was talking to my friend from New Zealand and I learned they don’t use it.

‘A tour guide was very concerned when I asked the nearest chemist,’ recalls another.

‘My husband told a waiter in the US that he didn’t want dessert because he was ‘chokers’ (full) The waiter was so confused,’ laughed a third.

Previously, Brittany divided her average day into working as a submarine co-pilot.

He’s working on his dream job co-piloting a submarine and taking guests on an underwater tour of a spectacular reef in sunny Hawaii.

He says that on an average day he gets up at 5 a.m., takes a few hours in the sun, drives the submarine around the harbor and works as a tour guide.

Brittany spends her days cruising the water between the Atlantis 14 submarine and tugs, shuttles and skip boats, as she helps tourists load and offload the crew for their guided reef tours.

Millions marveled at Brittany’s ‘addictive’ daily life and thought she had found the ‘perfect job’.

Brittany said waking up at 5am was ‘pretty scary’ but she watched the sunrise as she rode her bike to the harbor and checked her schedule for the day.

He boards the submarine and completes a series of checks and arrangements to ensure all vessels are operational for the day.

Previously, Brittany shared that her average day is like working her dream job co-piloting a submarine and giving guests underwater tours of a spectacular reef in sunny Hawaii.

‘We go to our shuttle boat and have our little morning meeting, we just discuss the day and how things are and then it’s time to leave,’ he explained in a TikTok clip.

After the meeting, Brittany returned to the submarine where she ‘climbed the stick’ to get it out of the harbor where it was attached to a tug boat and towed to the main dive site.

After a few hours of work Brittany gets to her ‘favorite part of the day’ where she can relax on her first break.

‘For over an hour, I could sit on top of the submarine and do all the sweet f***ing. I watch the sunrise, do a little yoga, read my book, of course take a nap because I’m so tired,’ she said.

‘Then finally they call me on the radio which means I might have to get up and do some work again.’

After three tours, Brittany can spend her break relaxing in the sun on a boat. ‘So I can see that Discovery is coming back with our next group so it’s back to sub again,’ he said.

Brittany puts on her uniform and the submarine is ready for the first dive of the day then heads to the top where the crew is getting the first load of guests from the shuttle to the sub.

‘We do six different tours every day. The first dive, I do a narration, I just talk about all the different reefs we see and the different marine life,’ he said.

‘Second tour of the day, I’m on the Discovery (shuttle) so I’m taking all those guests off the sub and going back to the pier. I go to bow to help bind us.’

Throughout the day Brittany sees a litany of marine life, from dolphins to sharks and turtles.

Once he has tied up the shuttle, he gets the next group of guests on board and ‘gets on the mic’ to give them a safety brief and talk about what landmarks they will see on their underwater tour.

‘For our third trip, once everyone is on board and the hatches are closed, I can skip and take a break in our tug boat,’ said the co-pilot.

‘It’s hot so I put some vitamin D on my bathers then I see Discovery coming back with our next group so back to the skip, back to the sub for the fourth visit of the day, me co-pilot.’

As co-pilot, Brittany can put aside her tour guide duties to make sure all guests are safely on board the sub and keep an eye out for any hazards on the tour.

‘I basically sit there and make sure we don’t crash into anything. For the most part, I just talk to the pilot and have a good old yarn,’ she said.

Britney gets another break on her fifth visit of the day where she eats a snack and reapplys her sunscreen.

After taking the skip for a ‘joy ride’ to practice driving, the Aussies guide on the sixth and final tour of the day.

‘I do one more description then go back to the surface, open the hatch and get all the passengers back in, change, eat again because it’s ten hours at this point and then take the boat back to port,’ he said.

Brittany’s ‘Not Your Regular 9-5’ work video has received over 4.3 million views and thousands of comments from viewers who are ‘jealous’ of the co-pilot’s ‘dreamy’ life.

‘The perfect job isn’t ex…oh wait,’ said one woman and another agreed: ‘Well you have the coolest job ever’.

‘Ohhhh nice, it’s a sub tour! I didn’t know that was a thing,’ wrote a third.

‘I never get motion sickness, but I would die for this job!’ Someone else said.


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