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The great potato cake/scallop/fritter divide. Rosey Billington, Lauren Gawne, Kathleen Jepson, and Jill Vaughan 'Mapping words around Australia' (bit.ly/AusWordsMaps)

Togs or swimmers? Why Australians use different words to describe the same things

Australian's care so much about regional differences in words because it's a reflection on a person's identity.
Kim Kardashian West does a good line in vocal fry … how does that affect the public’s perception of her? EPA/Peter Foley

Keep an eye on vocal fry – it’s all about power, status and gender

Much has been written about vocal fry in recent years, with the focus on what it is, where it comes from and what it means ... at least when it comes to females who fry. What's really going on here?

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