Slang: sometimes difficult to decipher.
The relationship between street slang used by young people and secret codes deployed by gang members is not always straightforward.
Ruby Murray is celebrated in her hometown of Belfast.
Ever wondered why curry is named after a pop singer from post-war Belfast? So have we.
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…