Utes (Not the University of Utah Kind)

21 May

I rarely see what I would traditionally call a pickup truck here. But very common are these car-truck hybrid things. I asked an Australian what they are, and she said that they are utes. Then I was told that they are typically driven by “bogans” which was described as a red-neck, white trash, young punk sort of person. My best guess is that its equilivent to an American NASCAR fan. There is a huge construction site at the end of our street and I see heaps* of utes parked there every day. Each one is tricked out and in a different color. Sort of like Easter eggs.

*heaps: a common expression for “a lot” or “many.” I also really like the use of “feral” to describe groups of people. I’ve heard high school kids and rowdy bar patrons described as feral. Love it.

 

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One Response to “Utes (Not the University of Utah Kind)”

  1. Dad May 22, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    Feral describes many of the mammals in my shop neighborhood. We have heaps of them.

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