Gudi! (pronounced ‘goooodie’)
This is my first ever blog intended mainly for family and friends, as a way of staying in touch and sharing my magic moments through words and pictures.
So what does ‘gudi’ mean?
It can mean a number of things but don’t be alarmed.
1. The person addressing you is from the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea.
2. A friendly and informal greeting among friends, family and close associates.
3. It is a lazy way of saying ‘good afternoon’ hence the ‘gudi’ part.
If you are in Milne Bay or anywhere in PNG you most probably will be greeted with a hearty ‘gudi’ in the supermarket, parking lot, on the phone or just about anywhere. It is spreading throughout the country as a common greeting but mostly used by people from Milne Bay. With the viral nature of slang the humble ‘gudi’ will no doubt one day be a common greeting amongst people not even remotely connected to Milne Bay. Hmm…