The reason I wrote my book (and consequently this blog) came glaringly apparent again this week – when I was faced with two phrases that made me question my own sanity…
The first one wasn’t too much of a mind-boggler… here was the context:
“Due to a king tide, the sailing trip had been delayed”
Nothing too weird about that – you can understand that the ‘king’ bit means ‘large’.
But then came another news report…
“The man suffered major facial injuries after being king hit outside a nightclub”
What the…? Is it just me or is that a really strange expression?
Then later in the week, my husband and I decided it would be time to take out some life assurance. We made an appointment with a very stereotypical agent; who managed to get us covered for nearly every eventuality known to man (I’m sure I’m never going to take up ‘free-running’) but the expression he used during the meeting was..
“You may be better to add on income protection at a later date; as it might make your premiums to exy”
The penny dropped a few moments later, during an unrelated conversation – which made me realise that he meant ‘expensive’
Only in Australia could they abbreviate a word like expensive and get away with it!!
Oh, I love living in Australia… just keep tuning in so you can get the insider info – that the other sites don’t tell you!
Have a great week x