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657 news items

9news.com.au

9news.com.au
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 04:50:40 -0700

An Aussie comedian's guide video for shortening words in Australian slang has become a viral hit, lighting up on social media. Josh Hawkins teamed up with his mate and actor Rhys Keir in the three-minute clip, in which the pair abbreviate 90 words from ...

MetroNews Canada

MetroNews Canada
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:56:15 -0700

Travelling to Australia and want to fit in? Or just trying to understand your mates from Down Under? The Sydney pastor behind a video that has gone viral explaining the local lingo might be able to help. Josh Hawkins put the three-minute clip entitled ...

Huffington Post Canada

Huffington Post Canada
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:15:00 -0700

If you've ever travelled to Australia Straya or just hung out with a few Australian friends, you've probably struggled to figure out what the heck they're saying. Between the accent and the abbreviations, even the simplest conversations can be very ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:08:54 -0700

Two blokes, Josh and Rhys, sit down to explain the key to the simple beauty of Australian slang: it's all about abbreviation. If you've ever wondered what to say when Tommo asks if you wanna go down the bowlo sarvo for a schnitty and a bevvy before ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:26:15 -0700

Mr Attwood made his work Suburban Similes out of textas and features modern-day Australian slang and phrases. I wanted a process that might reflect the kind of mundanity and banality of life in the suburbs. David Attwood. "Most Australians today don't ...

CBSSports.com

CBSSports.com
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 06:03:18 -0700

“I wouldn't be talking about it if he [Allenby] didn't tell the media afterwards a whole lot of porky pies [Australian slang for lies]." That is, Middlemo's tale is to be believed -- that Allenby was calling him names -- and not Allenby's. “I've known ...

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
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 ...
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