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2851 news items

Mashable

Mashable
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:58:22 -0800

The 6-year-old girl from Melbourne has been joined by the comedian Josh Hawkins to make the short explanatory piece, which was posted to the "Hi Josh" Facebook page on Australia Day, Jan. 26. Thanks to this ingenious work, you will never again be stuck ...

The Week Magazine

The Week Magazine
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:52:30 -0800

In 1892, German linguist Karl Lentzner published Dictionary of the Slang-English of Australia and of Some Mixed Languages, likely the first compilation of its kind. "The English language has of late years incorporated a vast store of words and phrases ...

NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:37:30 -0800

Struggling to locate the nearest billabong? Or wondering if a dingo really might eat your baby? Internet search giant Google has added Australian slang and language recognition to its applications, addressing complaints that its software had difficulty ...

Firstpost

Firstpost
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 23:30:00 -0800

Internet search giant Google has added Australian slang and language recognition to its applications, addressing complaints that its software had difficulty in understanding thick local accents and complex place names. Long accustomed to having their ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 21:06:07 -0800

David Duchovny is known for two distinct characters - the aloof Fox Mulder from The X-Files, and the smooth-talking, womanising Hank Moody from Californiacation. When he sat down with 2DayFM Breakfast hosts Rove McManus and Sam Frost on Monday, ...

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TIME
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:15:12 -0800

(A stubby is the Australian slang term for a 375ml bottle of beer; a singlet is a cut-off vest). After the party, the two men headed to a nearby “servo” (gas station) for a snack, when they saw an alleged robbery in progress at a chicken restaurant ...

Complex

Complex
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:33:48 -0800

Ross-Munroe and Wiblen reportedly went out to the "servo" (Australian slang for "service station") when suddenly he "busted a plugger" (Translation: broke his flip-flop.) "I went to jump over a sign on the way slipped over and busted a plugger," said ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:00:52 -0800

Forget your wrinkles, your sunspots, your dentistry. I can calculate your age using language. To validate the exercise, please confirm you were born in Australia, or at least have a grasp of this island's slang. Truth being, if I were to quiz any Joe ...
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