Tag: Aboriginal English
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Please note: this blog post discusses language that some readers may find offensive. Australian English is sometimes called the ‘dingo lingo’ – usually by totally hilarious wordsmiths or linguists who are poets and do know it. Since the British Invasion of Australia at the end of the eighteenth century, Australia has imprinted its renegade, colourful […]more
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 […]more