After Dessert Day, Kirsti was telling some story about birthday parties and started talking about "Pass the Parcel." Inspector Climate was nodding along and I finally had to whisper "What's pass the parcel?"
Pass the parcel seems to be a game played at children's birthday parties where a present is wrapped in layers and layers of wrapping paper. In some layers there are little gifts or
Eventually, some kid get's the present in the middle. Now Kirsti described "pass the parcel" as present opening set to music a la musical chairs. Once the music stops one layer gets unwrapped. However, Inspector Climate was unaware of this variation.
So, there was that. That sounds fun - and we all agreed that I had an incomplete childhood because I had never played pass the parcel.
Later that night, I brought up Pass the Parcel again with Inspector Climate and he didn't understand what I said, because enunciated and pronounced the 'r' in parcel.
When he says it, he pronounces it like this: pahss the pahcel.
Seriously, Australian is hard, yo.
*I made this up and there is no scientific proof that I know of that proves this.