A Story Told In New Zealand Slang (*translation guide below)
Guest Blog by Anna Orchard
So, there you are, knackered after a long work-week, your team has just lost in the footie and all your mates have scarpered for the weekend, they'll not be back for yonks. Your ex is sending you round the bend and you just want to tell them to rack off. The stroppy sprogs keep throwing a wobbly and the rellies are driving you mad. It's time to get your arse into gear and come to DUB Pies to suss out the best cuppa and savory pies in all of Brooklyn!
Whether you come to DUB every arvo to chat up the server you fancy or you just need to go bush for a while, we suggest grabbing yourself a chook pie to take-away and eat in nearby Prospect Park, but whatever your pie preference you’re sure to have a cracker day 'cos we have heaps to choose from in our selection of delicious meat pies, vege pies, sausage or spinach rolls.
And that's before we even get started about the our now legendary flat whites! Tumeke!
Oh, and don't forget our sweet pies: apple, peach, cherry/rhubarb.
Of course there's always plenty of HP and tomato sauce to go round while you have a cheeky natter with our regulars, listen to some brilliant New Zealand tunes, appreciate our gallery of locals' art-work and recover from the large one you had last night.
You might be in for an ear bashing if you don’t bring home a Lamington for the missus, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
After stuffing your face with a curry vege pie, Anzac biscuits, and Brooklyn’s own Dough doughnuts, you’ll be away laughing. Sweet as.
We’ll have your guts for garters if you don’t come back!
*Kiwi-American Translation Guide
Anzac biscuit: Sweet cookie made with oats, coconut, and golden syrup
Away laughing: No more worries
Chat up: Flirt with
Cheeky: Sassy; A bit rude;
Chur: thanks; cool; sweet; cheers
Cracker: Very good
Cuppa: Hot cup of tea or coffee
Ear bashing: Talking incessantly; won’t shut up
Fancy: Attracted to; have a crush on
Flat white: Double shot of espresso and micro-foam milk served in a ceramic cup
Footie: Rugby game
Go bush: Get away from it all
Guts for garters: In big trouble
Heaps: A lot
Lamington: Australian sponge cake coated in chocolate and coconut
Large one: Big night out
Missus: Wife; girlfriend
Natter: Talk; chat
Rack off: Go away
Reckon: To think
Round the bend: Going crazy
Savory pie: Filling—usually meat, vegetables, and/or potato—wrapped in pastry
Scarpered: disappeared, fled, taken off, left the vicinity
Stroppy: Moody; bad tempered
Suss out: Figure out; sort out; take care of
Sweet as: No problem; all good
Take away: To go
Throw a wobbly: Become angry; have a tantrum
Tomato sauce: Ketchup