A teacher from the US has taken to TikTok to reveal the slang words she’s had to learn while working as a teacher in Australia.
23-year-old teacher Kaymie Wuerfel said she got a ‘culture shock’ after her move Down Under after she heard terms such as ‘chucking a sickie’ and ‘Slip-Slop-Slap’.
Taking to her TikTok, Kaymie has uploaded a number of hilarious videos of her experience working in an Australian school.
In one video she reveals she was asked by one of the kids for a Zooper Dooper, with the teacher looking confused as she tried to figure out what it was.
In another, she explains how she was on ‘yard duty’ one day when a child said to her: “Mary won’t share her Fairy Bread”.
A third video shows Kaymie revealing her horror the first time she heard one of the other teachers ask the students to bring ‘thongs’ to school.
“Teacher: Okay kids, remember to bring your thongs tomorrow for the beach,” the teacher says, with Kaymie looking shocked.
In a similar scenario, Kaymie was dumbstruck when a child came up to her desk asking if she could borrow a rubber, with the teacher only realising what she meant when she told her it was to erase pencil from her copybook.
Kaymie also documents her general day-to-day life living in Australia as an American woman, uploading a funny video about shopping for groceries, where she tries to explain to an Australian worker what a bell pepper is, with the supermarket worker finally realising she means a capsicum.
The US teacher’s videos are part of a growing trend on TikTok of people revealing the biggest culture shocks they experience moving overseas.
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