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Let’s Barbie! Aussie-Style BBQing for the Japanese!

Australia beef is the most visibly successful Australian export to Japan, leaving considerable distance to its closest rivals, which these days are probably Tim Tams, Miranda Kerr and hordes of drunken ocker snow bunnies in country towns like Niseko and Hakuba.
To be honest, Oz doesn’t really enter the consciousness of most Japanese, except for Aussie Beef, which is probably the first thing that comes to mind for many Nihonjin when asked about Oz.
And this year, Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd (MLA) is going all-out to try and convert Japanese consumers to worshiping the barbie in much the same manner that many Aussies do.
MLA is conducting a huge Let’s Barbie campaign to encourage people to use the summer months to enjoy munching away on some good old tucker.

The Let’s Barbie pop-up store in Tokyo’s trendy Aoyama district

And they’re using Strine to do it, too, with part of the campaign involving a pop-up shop placed smack-bang in the middle of Aoyama, one of Tokyo’s trendiest districts, and a huge sign urging passers-by to “barbie!”
The pop-up shop is offering demonstrations of cooking, Strayan-style, and serves up three different kinds of steak and salad “meat parfaits.” There’s Beauty, with lime and ginger, Genki, flavored by chili pepper and garlic, and Let’s Barbie, with lime and mint. All are delicious and served in a cup with salad and mashed spuds.
Part of the campaign is teaching the Japanese about how Aussies barbie. Here’s what the official Let’s Barbie campaign website says about the Barbie…

About the Barbie

What’s a Barbie?
Barbecue Superpower Australia calls barbecues “barbies” and 3-4 times a week, (Aussies) enjoying tucking into thick-cut, Aussie Beef steaks and fresh salads anytime, anywhere. You can relax and enjoy them, and everybody’s all smiles out in the wilds of nature, which brings everybody closer. And the communication tool that brings that about is the Aussie-style barbecue: The Barbie.
Aussie lifestyle is about not putting on airs, and the real thrill of the barbie is being about enjoying communication with your mates and your family.


It’s hard to see what sort of impact the campaign will have. Japanese tend to be great barbecuers, anyway. And while many would gladly abide by the campaigns exhortations to get out and enjoy a good steak with your mates, most are stuck inside the office waiting for the boss to go home before they have any hope of being able to leave.

Related links
Barbie (Strine Strife)
Barbie (Yabai-lingual)
Barbie (Go-cabulary)

豪のクリスマス・ソング:Aussie Jingle Bells

Animals オーストラリア版のジングル・ベルがあったのは知ったか?あるんだよ!
 「ジングル・ベル」が雪の中のソリを乗っている話だが、真夏のクリスマスがあるオーストラリアでは雪もソリもない(実は、いずれもあるが、それだと話がうまくまとまらないので、とりあえず、別に置いておこう。)
 オージー版のジングル・ベルズは田舎道で走る豪産者ホールデン社のピックアップ・トラックの話。
 先日考えRooで掲載されたDeck the Shedの作詞・作曲バッコ&チャンプスことグレグ・チャンピオン氏とコリン・ビュキャノン氏の作品だ。

AUSTRALIAN JINGLE BELLS
Dashing through the bush, in a rusty Holden Ute,
Kicking up the dust, esky in the boot,
Kelpie by my side, singing Christmas songs,
It’s Summer time and I am in my singlet, shorts and thongs

Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.

Engine’s getting hot; we dodge the kangaroos,
The swaggie climbs aboard, he is welcome too.
All the family’s there, sitting by the pool,
Christmas Day the Aussie way, by the barbecue.

Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.

Come the afternoon, Grandpa has a doze,
The kids and Uncle Bruce, are swimming in their clothes.
The time comes ’round to go, we take the family snap,
Pack the car and all shoot through, before the washing up.

Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.

An Aussie Chrissie (オーストラリア独特な英語によって物語れている物語)
Strine Dictionary
Greg Champion Official Website
Colin Buchanan Official Website

豪キャブラリー:Rapt

とっても嬉しい時をオージー英語で示すにはraptという言葉が最適だろう。
 米語が普及して浸透してきた今でもよく使われる言葉であり、嬉しさや喜びを表現できるオージー英語のひとつ。


英・米語日本語
RaptDelighted, happy喜ぶ、嬉しい

豪キャブラリー:Bewdy

Bewdyは典型的なオージー英語のひとつ。素晴らしいこと及び良いことを示す言葉だ。
喜びを示すためによく使われている言葉でもあり、ほとんどの場合は形容詞と共に使い、You little bewdyやYou bloody bewdyのような感じだ。
Bewdyはbeautifulの省略であり、オージー鉛の発音でbeatyの変形した形だ。


英・米語日本語
BewdyBeautiful. (オージー英語では) Something good, wonderful最高、素晴らしい