Short Post: Language Differences
In Australia an “answering machine” is a “message bank”.
No one says g’day mate; not anyone of my generation anyway. People do say phrases like “Hey mate!”. By the way, mate is sort of another word for friend, but it has more loyalty and comradeship associated with it than the word “friend”.
Americans say “How are you doing?”, we say “How are you going?”.
I had a surreal moment today when I wrote arvo almost without thinking. Arvo is Australian for afternoon. Seems like I’m assimilating well.