Greetings from Down Under! I am in Australia, spending a few weeks in Melbourne and having a great time.
There are all kinds of funny little wordy differences here:
'capsicum' means ' bell / chili pepper'
how are you going? = how are you doing?
long black = regular coffee
opportunity shop = thrift shop
rocket = arugula
barrack = root (I barrack for the Mets)
corriander = cilantro (can you pick me up a fresh bunch of corriander?)
lemonade = Sprite or 7up (if you want a '7 & 7', order a 'lemonade and 7')
But one of my favorites is the "Jam Doughnut" (jelly here means "jello"). Doughnut trucks on the street in Melbourne during the winter are like Mr. Frosty trucks in NYC in the summer. It's cold here now, so it's quite a treat to stroll up to a truck and get a warm little round goodie to sink your teeth into. These little sugar coated gems are filled with berry jam and are about $1 each (or 6 for $5). Delicious!