Sunday, September 13, 2009

A quick spruik...

I promise I'll do a write-up of our fantastic concert as soon as I can manage it.

But in the meanwhile, if you're interested, you can read my own experience of last night's Haydn Concert over at my blog, The Chorister:

The art of screwing up in concerts



Leta said...

So what is a "spruik"? It just goes to show you are never too old to learn. Encarta says: Australia promote: to promote goods, services, or a cause by addressing people in a public place (humorous)

Well, I suppose learning an Ozzy-ism from an Ozzy is not too surprising!

It reminds me of the Afrikaans word "spreek", which means "to talk" (not humorous). Don't you just love when the same word in different languages share a common root?

Rosi Crane said...

I can't think of any similar word from deepest Britain. Trust you former colonials to mangle the language!

Lee said...

Hehehe...nothing like a bit of Strine ;-) I didn't know it was, actually - it's just a word I use. So thanks for pointing out the dialect :-)

In all fairness, Kiwis use a whole stack of terms I've gone "HUH?" to! I think I need to get a Kiwi dictionary, as I'm here permanently now!