Kiwi Star Julian Dennison Teaches Us About Kiwi Slang

Publish Date
Friday, 14 October 2016, 2:26PM

If you didn’t already love Julian Dennison from Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, you will now.

In a cute video posted by MTV International, Dennison explains the meanings of typical Kiwi slang phrases and gives examples of how to use the words.

Dennison says the word “skux” – used throughout Wilderpeople - means “gangster, cool, spunky… it just means you’re an awesome person”.

He gives the example in a sentence: “Mum you look very skux today.”

“Chur” means “yip or yes” and he says the correct way to use it is as a reply to a statement like, “’That’s an awesome shirt you have on’ … and then you say ‘chur.’”

He also says: “Taika explained the word ‘chur’ once and he said it came from the word ‘chair.’”

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