An American tourist has revealed the confusing encounters she has had because she cannot translate Australian slang.
Florida woman Hailey Sulli has released a series of hilarious clips on TikTok describing her struggles to understand the local expressions Down Under, including the terms ‘travel’, ‘get p *** ed’ and ‘take oath’ .
“I was going to Sydney the other day and my friend who was there to meet her friend said, ‘I’m going early in the morning, so I’m going to give you a ride,'” Mrs. Sulli explains in one of the videos.
Hailey Sulli (pictured) posted a series of clips describing her struggles to translate Australian slang
“I was like,” Hell yeah, I don’t have to catch a train. “
But 15 minutes before her friend was going to pick her up, she received a confusing text.
At around 7:45 a.m., she sent me a message that said, “How are you traveling?”
Mrs. Sulli took the question literally and replied, “With you?” ‘
“But in my head I thought,” We talked about traveling with you. “Who cares, was she there already?
“Then she arrives at the house and I jump in the car, and she says,” oh no, it just means how you are? “.”
Amused Aussies flocked to the comments section, and many were surprised to learn that the terms are not used in any other country.
“I had no idea this was just Australian, we say this all the time,” wrote one woman.
Another said, “I never realized how many things we Aussies say that don’t make sense to other nations.”
‘ I love this! I am amazed how our normal jargon is so confusing to visitors, ”said a third comment.
The Florida woman said she also had a confusing meeting with her Australian roommate who asked if she wanted to get ‘angry’
Others agreed to provide additional interpretations of ‘travel’.
“It means ‘run on time,'” said one woman.
Another said, “How you travel translates to” “How close are you to getting ready”.
In an earlier video, Mrs. Sulli described another mind-boggling incident she had with her housemate.
“Sometimes I can’t really understand my roommate’s slang words because I’m not from here,” she said.
“So my roommate walks into my room and he says,” Do you want to get a pissed off partner? “.
“And I’m like,” What, why not? Why would I want to get angry? ”
He laughed, asked if she was “already bullied,” and asked her to say, “I’m not mad, should I be bullied?”
Still perplexed, she took her phone to Google to find out the meaning.
“Drunk, oh drunk,” she laughed.
“You can assume it has something to do with alcohol and you’re right 90 percent of the time,” one woman joked, while another said, “This sounds so accurate.”
Ms. Sulli has built up a fan who follows her TikTok account where she regularly posts videos documenting her time in Australia
Mrs. Sulli, who quit her job to travel the world, was in Australia when the coronavirus pandemic hit.
She’s been in the country for a long time now, documenting her stay – and retrieving thousands of views from her videos.
In another video, the American woman, who goes on TikTok under the name of StraySulli, asked Australians to clarify an unknown expression.
“Ok Australians, damn oath, explain it to me,” said Mrs. Sulli.
‘F ** k which oath? Which oath have you taken? ‘
Users took the opportunity to help her decipher the statement.
“It means I wholeheartedly agree with the statement just said,” said one woman.
“Damn it clear I couldn’t agree more,” wrote a second.
The American woman quit her job and traveled the world when the pandemic hit, prompting her to extend her stay in Australia