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Australian English

A look at Australian English past and present

In this post, we look at Australian English. Professor Bruce Moore, director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, Australian National University , has this to say about Australian English in an article on the OED website: Australian English differs from other Englishes primarily in its accent and vocabulary. The major features of the accent were […]

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Thongs is the Australian English word for flip-flops

Don’t be a dag! (Learn some real Aussie English)

When Kylie Minogue used the words dag and daggy in a TV interview last year, an explanation was required: “it’s just kind of like the opposite of cool, you know?” What a perfect definition, and who better to define it than our national pop ambassador? Australian English is often mysterious when heard outside its native […]

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