Thursday, November 22, 2012


The other day, I used the phrase "damn skippy," as in "damn straight," and Hugh thought I was making up Australian slang. Apparently, "skippy" is a word that is very, very occasionally used to refer to a kangaroo, and he thought I was swearing at a kangaroo. LOL! Separated by a common language.

While we're on the topic of language, I offered some mushrooms and peppers to Em's boyfriend today, and he responded, "Thanks! But if you say 'peppers' instead of 'capsicums' in public, they might revoke your visa." Capsicums. Silly Aussies.


  1. Capsicums? Are you serious? That's ridiculous. Do they use "salt and capsicum" shakers at the dinner table? Do they use the verb "pepper," as in "The reporters peppered David Petraus with questions"?

  2. No, peppercorns make "pepper," so salt and pepper remains the same, and it can still be used as a verb. It's just the vegetable that's different.