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Kiwi Slang - Over The Ditch

Kiwi Slang - Over The Ditch

 

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The Ditch is known as the Tasman Sea that separates New Zealand and Australia. The analogy travel over the ditch or across the pond is used.

 

Kiwis love to travel and most of us take the plunge and visit our neighbours over the ditch in Australia when we take our first OE or Overseas Experience. It is almost like a right of passage for kiwis to visit Australia and vice versa. Some kiwis visit Australia before they have seen much of their own country and to be honest I fell into that category.

 

As New Zealanders we like to feel we have left the nest and taken our first steps into the world of travel. Australia is so like New Zealand so it is a safe place and a fairly familiar place to start our journey and most of us take this initial travel adventure first.

 

When we take that first step overseas we often refer to going 'over the ditch'. The ditch is favourably known as the Tasman Sea that separates New Zealand and Australia. The true origin of this term isn't clear but all antipodeans use this phrase commonly. It can also be said as 'across the pond', 'crossing the ditch' or 'over the ditch'. All these terms are said interchangeably.

 

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Uploaded on November 23, 2020