Aussie slang such as ‘budgie’, ‘greenie’, ‘pollie’, ‘surfie’, and even ‘mozzie’ are now also making appearances in global English.
Every few years there’s a furphy that our beloved 'Strine' slang is doing a Harold Holt – but in fact Aussies are still slinging true-blue slang.
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A recent study uncovered the words that people find the funniest. But humour differs between men and women in surprising ways.
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While a lot of slang words come and go ('good riddance', 'amazeballs'), others endure. And exactly why that happens is something of a mystery.
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Skepta's Mercury Prize win has put grime – and youth culture – in the spotlight.
Beware the language police.
We should be well jel of geezers who speak slang, says a language expert
A new exhibition gives us an insight into the daily life – and language – of Australian soldiers in World War One.
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When Australians went to the Western Front, language failed them. So they invented slanguage: a mix of slang, French words and creative swearing that, among other things, gave us the word "Aussie".
The young have a rich, linguistic vein – just don't try and copy them.
Australian slang is alive and well, but where does it come from?
I recently read an article bemoaning the “decline” of Australian slang, pointing out that the latest edition of Tony Thorne’s Dictionary of Contemporary Slang has but a handful of new Australian entries…