Wednesday, February 3, 2010

quicko: can i get your details?

One's "details" in Australian English refers to "details of means of contact" -- i.e., your phone number, email address, address, etc.


Garry with 2 Rs said...

Obviously it's short for 'contact details'. What do you call them?

KIM said...

Hmmm, I think we usually only ask for one at a time and specify if we're after phone number, address or email address. My mom read it somewhere and thought the person was required to write a paragraph.

Mom said...

Americans would call it your contact information for the whole lot of it, or, as you said, just ask for whichever particular detail is needed.