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leabee asked in TravelNew ZealandWellington · 8 years ago

Do Kiwis say "collect" instead of "Pick Up"?

British people often say things like "I'm going to collect him at the airport" - do Kiwis say that too?

6 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    We do use both, however, I believe we use "pick up" a lot more often that we use "collect" we Kiwi's love our slang hahaha

    Source(s): I'm a Kiwi!
  • 8 years ago

    Both are common. But I would probably tend to say pick up more often. Depends on the situation tho. Like i would say "rubbish collection day is Monday", but would "pick them up from the airport", and "pick up a parcel from the post office".

    Maybe the older generation would say collect, but that's just me speculating.

  • Swoope
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    From what I've heard it's a mixture of both - I use "pick up" the most when it comes to getting groceries and getting someone from say the airport or a party etc

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    We use both, slightly more often "pick up" but i prefer "collect"

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  • 8 years ago

    Both are common and one may also say ,"I'm going to get", or even rarely heard though and usually if they are in a big hurry "I'm going to grab.

  • Skunky
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Both, they mean the same thing here and both are used

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