Fun facts about Norfolk Island … Seriously. Fun!
It’s called Norfolk (unsurprisingly) and it’s a mixture of platt Deutsch (whatever the hell that is), 18th Century English and Tahitian.
This has been reappropriated aka stolen directly from the Norfolk Island website.
Seriously, who knew?!
|Whutta-waye?||How are you?|
|All yorlye gwen?||How are you all?|
|Come yorlye look orn.||Come and have a look, everyone.
|I gut ar hillie.||I’m in a lazy mood.|
|He arta orn hissel.||He admires himself too much.|
|Car do far dorg et.||Not good enough even for a dog’s meal.|
|Es stolle.||It’s a lie.|
|I car foot.||I don’t know.|
|hui-hui||appallingly dirty and smelly|
More fun facts –
- You must give way to cows on Norfolk Island
- Only 1800 people live there
- You must buy property in order to live on the island
- You have to fly to Norfolk Island from an International Airport even though it’s technically under NSW governance
- It’s on the same latitude as Byron Bay
- There are direct descendants of Fletcher Christianson (the leader of the mutiny on The Bounty) living on the island
- There are 40 unique plant species and 20 species of bird life
- They don’t call it fishing; they call it ‘catching’ because you don’t have to try very hard – there are so many fish!
Maybe I am getting a little over-enthusiastic here but who knew that Norfolk Island was such a weird place.
I like the sound of it.
Has anyone been there? Care to share?