New Zealand has a unique dialect of English. There are words in this blog you may not understand. Therefore I have provided this glossary to fill you in on the wonders of our local parlance. Some of the words are slang, some are kiwi slang, and some of them are completely made up by me.
Aotearoa New Zealand also has two other official languages! Te Reo Maori and New Zealand sign language. So some words from those languages may be included too
|bogan||an uncouth or unsophisticated person regarded as being of low social status. google image search it for inspiration. Although it can be a derogatory word some people wear it with pride||Australia/NZ|
|D-bag||A bag for storing a dildo. A play on the term 'douche bag'||QV origional|
|FOMO||Fear Of Missing Out (i.e. the driver of 70% of my life choices...)||International slang|
|Kia Ora||(interjection) hello! cheers! good luck! best wishes!. From Maori Dictionary||Maori|
|Kina||A kina is a sea urchen endemic to New Zealand. They look a bit scary with their spikes, but really they just sit there and do nothing until you stab them with a dive knife to use them to attract more desirable see life. I kind of like them though, so seeing if making them a euphemism for my bush and what lies beneath could be a thing||Maori|
|pash||to kiss, most likely with a lot of tounge||Australia/NZ|
|number 8 wire mentality||Number 8 wire is a 0.16"-diameter gauge of wire on the British Standard Wire Gauge that has entered into the cultural lexicon of New Zealand.|
Number 8 wire was the preferred wire gauge for sheep fencing, so remote farms often had rolls of it on hand, and the wire would often be used inventively to solve mechanical or structural problems. Accordingly, the term "number 8 wire" came to represent the ingenuity and resourcefulness of New Zealanders and the phrase "a number 8 wire mentality" evolved to denote an ability to create or repair machinery using whatever scrap materials are available on hand.
|stuff comments||stuff is a very popular NZ news website containing some real news but mostly fluff. Some articles have comment sections full ill informed angry opinions. 'stuff comments' is shorthand for things an angry cis white het guy might say||NZ|
|Takatāpui||Takatāpui is a traditional Māori term meaning ‘intimate companion of the same sex.’|
It has been reclaimed to embrace all Māori who identify with diverse sexes, genders and sexualities. See the Takatāpui Resource Hub for more information
|vagineering||the application of engineering techniques to pleasuring the vagina, vulva and clitoris||QV origional|