the city i live in

anonymous asked:

So I'm writing an Australian character and I was wondering what sort of slang Aussies use. I know 'crikey' is rarely used other than by granddads.

I’ll try and give you as much as I can remember on the spot, and keep in mind I’m not the official spokesperson for australia so this is gonna be slang that I’ve personally heard or used and I did grow up in some more rural parts of australia and have fam from there so some australians might look at words on this list and go “I have never fucking heard that before in my life”

and obviously some of this wont be solely australian as language/slang tends to wander lmao. not all of them are necessarily common either, I’ve noticed that I hear a lot of these less and less as I grow up and that might be because I’ve lived in a bigger Australian city for a while now or because modern Australia is becoming more Americanized (Amercian TV is more accessible than ever) or the influence of the internet changes our slang. 

I mean I use words like “fam” and “y’all” and a myriad of other terms because of the Internets influence. before the internet really took off, I heard a lot more of this typically australian slang:

gas station: servo

cigarette: durry, darb, cig

alcohol: grog

a bad time in my life: a bad trot (”last year was a bad trot”)

family/relative: rellie

biscuit: bicky (biscuit as in an oreo or montecarlo - I know biscuit in america means something else). 

work: yakka (”its hard yakka” - my mum uses this term a lot probably because she grew up in a tiny australian country town because I swear to god I never hear this from anyone except country folk)

afternoon: arvo/arvie

university/college: uni

long time ago: yonks (it was fucking yonks ago) this is originally a pretty British term though but hey it made its way here for obvious reasons. 

skip school/truancy: wag (”I wagged off school for a week”)

toilet: dunny 

someone who is cheeky/misbehaving: bugger (”you little bugger”) and saying “bugger off” is basically “fuck off” but this is also a very British saying too 

flip flops: thongs

beverage: bevvy (ella is always texting me saying “wanna go get a sneaky bevvy/brewski tonight?) 

sweaters: jumper

pants/trousers: dacks (I’m gonna dack him = I’m gonna pull his pants down) 

an endearing misfit or disheveled/poorly dressed person: dag (I hear the term “dag” to mean multiple things but for the most part it tends to mean someone who doesn’t quite fit with the crowd which I’m sure is where Dag in Mad Max got her name from). 

taking sick leave from work: chuck a sickie 

the honest truth: fair dinkum (I only really hear aussie’s in more rural areas use this, like my fam from the middle of fucking nowhere use it constantly) 

an idiot: drongo

also an idiot: yobbo

a common insult: mongrel/dog (a lot of assholes use the term “dog” to describe an ugly person, usually an ugly woman but I hear a lot of angry drunk dudes use the insult “dog cunt”)

bludger: useless lazy person (people who survive on centrelink/welfare are often called “dole bludgers”)

a man: bloke (he’s an alright bloke) 

an alcoholic: pisspot

derro: derelict kind of person or place (that bar was fuckin derro/what a derro cunt)

sneakers/runners: joggers

battler: someone who works hard

(note: I almost never hear australians say ‘what a beat!’ unless its steve irwin)

work break: smoko

aggressive/angry: aggro (”he went totally aggro”)

I’m about to lose my temper: “I’m about to crack the shits”

common insults: fuckwit, cunt, wanker, dickhead, dog, fucking mole, dog cunt, derro cunt, all variations of “cunt” 

this is probably the most accurate list I can find online too:

and this is a really good article to read because it talks about the evolution of Australian slang/language. it also looks at Indigenous Australian slang and their languages and how they’ve been one of the biggest influences on the modern Australian slang. They also have their own unique slang too so its definitely worth looking up:

the one thing i miss about public school is how socially fulfilling it is … . . i’m an introvert but it gets super fuckin stale when u only see the same five people every day … . . i liked being surrounded by thousands of ppl like at least i never got bored. i’m rly tired of it i wanna see more ppl

anonymous asked:

Hi Mrs Sandwich! Wanted to ask you (and really just ask) if you would upload salim's friends's apartment? By the way, I love your blog. Don't know where you get all the energy to create something so great.

As I said in this post, it’s an apartment that came with City Living. All I did was redecorate slightly, so there isn’t really much point in me uploading it. See, there’s not really that much difference:

This girl is bloody perfect for Morgan… She automatically cleans up!

P.S. You may have already noticed I gave Wren a quick makeover

anonymous asked:

I suggest that you make an recolor "miko ojo from city living" dress, I'd love it ❤

You mean the dress, that Miko wears, yes? :) I can do that, but I’d probably make solid recolors, without all the pattern and motives on it (although they’re kind of cute), if that’s okay. :>

I’ve owned my gayness more in the last year than in any other part of my life tbh, and honestly, I feel so empowered all the time. I understand the reasons why not everyone can be out, but if you ever get to a point where you are completely free to be the person that you are, it’s truly amazing how much you gain confidence-wise. I am very very very gay. I am proud to be able to say that, and I thank the people who struggled and fought and protested for the right to be seen as a human being. I stand up for myself because of tragedies that have happened including the worst hate crime in US history - which happened in the city I currently live in and lived in at the time that it occurred. I stand up for myself because there’s a whole brigade of people who want me to feel inferior, and to them, I say “I am a beautiful human being the way I am, and no hateful rhetoric is going to change that.”

I was tagged by the lovely @cathawayinspace. Thanks again dearie! Hope you’re having a lovely day/week xx

1) favourite book? And Then There Were None. Absolutely amazing book.

2) your feel good tv show or movie? - It depends upon my mood.

3) one place you really want to go to? I want to go the USA again, this time to see @goodoldbaz!

4) last person you talked to? My Dad.

5) garden or forest? - My mind is currently running wild in an imaginary forest. So forest it is!

6) do you prefer taking the bus or the subway? - There’s no subway in the city where I live. Whenever I visit London I find the whole experience of the Underground quite exciting to be honest (reasons why I’ve even bought a cute little cover for my Oyster card. It’s cherished muchly ;p) but I’m certain the novelty of that mode of travel would fade very quickly if I lived there! 

7)  childhood fandom? Indiana Jones. I adored anything adventurous as a kid, but I also had a huge crush on him so that sealed my fate really ;p

8) top three fandoms rn? Poirot, Holmes, Doctor Who. My three constants ^^

9) favourite month? No month in particular appeals to me over another. Perhaps December. Or August.

10) describe your aesthetic? Non-fussy. Plain but beautiful. Country-living. Old-worldly. Low-maintenance.

11) what do you wish for at 11:11? I didn’t know exactly what this meant so googled it. What a cute idea!

Tagging, (only if you want to do this of course. I know there’s been quite a few tag-games going round lately so feel free to skip this one if you like xx) : @sofia-loves-andy-williams @kaminskys @kokido-kuku @pinkfloralcake @mybelladuveen @my-my-herecomethefuzz @cruento-ombro @well-im-jiggered @judes-law @almaviva90 @goodoldbaz @riley1cannon @noon-light @burkewicke @poirott @withywindle @doctor-punkenstein @sadlyoutofideas


Coney Island off season (winter time)

I was browsing the blog I used to write when I lived in New York City and bam… a video I had completely forgotten I had made ! It’s actually a slideshow of pictures I took on a freezing day, with a French song about, well, sea resorts in winter time :)

Makes me want to dig in my New York archives again. I’ve spotted a few interesting pictures here.

© Marie V Vollmer aka Lulette  ||  Coney Island, New York City, 21 février 2011

anonymous asked:

things to consider: the cultural appropriation in your header, the fact that westchester is NOT a city it's a county, that westchester is more like 45 minutes - an hour from manhattan, silver lake is two words and it's a park, purchase is a hamlet IN harrison - it's not also known as harrison, manhattanville is in harrison but it's not in purchase, suny purchase is a state school and not generally considered an elite university, and y'all did not do your research. but really, fix the the header.

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Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.