Colloquialisms such as barbie and smoko are like accents – part of the glue that sticks Australian English speakers together.
New research shows there is still a lot of love for rhyming slang – but mostly among older Australians.
An American university has banned the expression ‘no worries’. Here are some other words and phrases that confuse speakers of different versions of English.
The Australian summer has provided its own colourful vocabulary over the years, from Spooners to speedos and bush walks to hikes.
An extensive study is underway to catalogue Australian slang, its origins, and why it is such an important part of our language.
If you’re hungry for information on how we talk about food, this will put a damper on it.