Story: English language in New Zealand

Dunnies

Dunnies

New Zealand and Australia share many words. Dunny, a colloquial word for a toilet, is one of them. The public toilets in Ōtorohanga are graced with various words meaning toilet, including dunny, and the Māori term wharepaku.

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Dianne Bardsley, 'English language in New Zealand - The development of New Zealand English', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40325/dunnies (accessed 18 September 2019)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 5 Sep 2013