From sillygirl84's open letter to her compatriots in a New Zealand study-abroad program:
If you have been here 3 1/2 weeks it doesn't mean that you need to try and sound like the locals. For this purpose:
Don't call flip-flops jandals because it makes you sound like an ass.
Don't try and tell me "good on you" because it makes you sound like you're sort of retarded.
Do continue to pronounce all of the letters of the word alright because a'ight makes you sound like you're trying to be black.
Don't put eh at the end of every sentence because it makes you sound canadian.
And finally, I don't want to leave you on a negative note so I just wanted to say that your outfit looks really good today. I mean, that gap tshirt with seven jeans and the polo sweater over it on top of the jcrew reversible down vest looks really great. Plus it totally complements your purple nalgene bottle and northface backpack.
Enjoy your stay.
The full post is really worth reading.