Monday, January 21, 2008

Addo & Recco

My housemates have been talking about addo and recco - now, is it just me, or are these terms little-known outside of fervent Catholic youth circles in Perth?

For the record, both are typical bits of understated Aussie slang:

"addo" is (Eucharistic) adoration;

"recco" is reconciliation, or confession.

Apparently in the last ten years it's become the done thing to organize "addo and recco", referred to as such, for Catholic youth camps, conferences, etc.

Maybe these words can now take on a wider use. :-)

1 comment:

Mark M said...

I know this is an old post, but I like 'addo' and 'recco'. Guess what there is every Saturday morning in the Cathedral here? Yep, addo and recco.