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555 news items

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:33:45 -0700

Australians are fairly well known for their incredible ability to give everyone (and everything) a nickname. But there are some everyday phrases we take for granted in Oz that really don't translate in the U.S. And, after getting our fair share of ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 29 May 2015 04:12:25 -0700

When I last year interviewed Tony Thorne, author of the Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, I reported that it had the fewest ever new entries of Australian slang terms. There were just three – "unit" (bogan); "ort" (buttocks) and "tockley" (penis ...

NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:44:30 -0700

Australian slang got a look-in with bush tucker, which has been defined as “food, typically uncooked, from plants and animals atuve to the Australian outback”. New entries must have been in use in both news stories and fiction for at least 10 years to ...

NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au
Tue, 19 May 2015 17:59:26 -0700

DOING a Bradbury. Shirtfront. Wait, what? The uninitiated would be flat out like a lizard drinking (hint: extremely busy) trying to figure out what us 'Strayans are banging on about half the time. That's what Melbourne-based author John Miller reckons ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:08:40 -0800

He chatted it up with host Robin Roberts as they discussed him being able to use his own accent for the first time in years while shooting his latest flick titled Chappie as he said: 'My real accent, I mean actually more than my real accent. 'I haven't ...

SiliconBeat

SiliconBeat
Wed, 27 May 2015 05:22:30 -0700

“It turns out that the oldest person in the world never holds that title for very long.” We've featured at least one of these infographics before, but here's a roundup of what your name says about you: where you live, what you do for work and more ...

Neos Kosmos

Neos Kosmos
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:45:00 -0700

The Australian Slang Project (TASP) is embarking on a project to eventually create a Greeklish dictionary (or as many would say, an alfavitario). TASP founder and SBS Greek radio presenter, Kyriakos Gold, says the group is in the process of ...

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:50:33 -0700

(“Tacker” is Australian slang for a small child.) Then, Rose says, rattling it off in her rapid-fire manner as if it's nothing, “[Lionel] told me the story of how Elvis was his biggest fan, and to go to his fights, he would have to wear a wig and dress ...
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