australianisms (or other things I might say that you don’t understand): part 1

Psyched vs. Stoked:
Both reflect similar positive emotions to an event; however, they refer to feelings before and after the event, respectively.

e.g I’m psyched for the walk up to the beacon tomorrow.
I’m stoked that we didn’t get bitten by rabid monkeys on the beacon yesterday.

I suspect that this will be the first of many posts to come in an attempt to explain my vernacular.

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2 thoughts on “australianisms (or other things I might say that you don’t understand): part 1

  1. Being an Australian, it isn’t too strange that I too use these words a lot a lot. But I’ve never considered them as a pair let alone realised that one is for the past and one for the future. I like this post a lot.

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