Monday, December 10, 2012

quicko: (no) shrimp on the barbie

So I've mentioned "shrimp" (twice, it appears) and "barbie" here before, but so far seem to have neglected to mention that the classic "throw another shrimp on the barbie" is just inaccurate and not used here at all.  So there.

1 comment:

Laetitia :-) said...

We never really understood why Paul Hogan used that wording in the 1980s tourism ad. We understood that 'prawn' was changed to 'shrimp' because the ad was to attract people from the USA to Aus but, although there are some who do put prawns on the barbie, it's not ubiquitous and we'd just never think to say that - for a start, you wouldn't put just one prawn on the barbie, you'd put a half a kilo of them on.