australians have a zillion ways to make the ordinary sound fun!
* running shoes = "runners," or "joggers"
* candy (as in halloween candy) = "lollies"
* television = "the telly"
* sweater = "jumper"
* flip-flops = "thongs"
* a lot = "heaps"
as in "i ditched my thongs for my joggers, threw on a jumper and turned down the telly so i could get about and buy heaps of lollies for the trickers and treaters."
below: heaps of thongs, down by the beach bar.
..if it were destin, florida... that statement would accompany a completely different picture.