3rd Aug 2015
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How to speak like an Australian
Author: SJ Fallick
How to speak like an Australian

Australians are famous for many things; our ability to drink, our sense of humour and, of course, our good ol’ Aussie slang.

Titled, How to speak Australian: Abbreviate Everything, this video is funny but true. Created by two Aussie blokes Josh and Rhys, the video hits the nail on the head when it comes to how we speak – simply shorten everything.

Quite possibly the closest we’ll ever get to an Australian language crash course, the video manages to cover almost every word you’ll ever need in just three minutes. Which is lucky because, as the guys point out at the beginning, Australians love a chat, but they don’t like it to drag on.

So, what do you think of this video? Has it missed any other key abbreviations? Why not share this with someone travelling to Australia soon. After all, it would be un-Australian not to give them a heads up.





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    Barbara Mathieson
    8th Aug 2015
    7:35am
    Never heard of some of those !
    particolor
    8th Aug 2015
    9:57am
    Wozza Madder ? Aincha Liznen weni talktya ? Ya Drongo !!
    bandy
    8th Aug 2015
    12:17pm
    what a lot of garbage
    particolor
    8th Aug 2015
    1:07pm
    Yep !! Garbage...Trash ..
    alpha
    8th Aug 2015
    2:21pm
    Some ok mostly crap
    particolor
    10th Aug 2015
    10:45am
    Soak A Mate ! :-)
    Gerry
    8th Aug 2015
    3:01pm
    I've lived in VIC, WA n NT n each state/territory has their own slang/abbreviations but I've never heard of some of these expressions.
    particolor
    8th Aug 2015
    5:11pm
    There's a New one now I've heard a couple of time ! "Ah don't give Me that Taqiyya !"
    Google the word for Clarification and meaning :-) :-)
    shirboy
    10th Aug 2015
    10:13am
    SPOT ON !
    shirboy
    10th Aug 2015
    10:15am
    WOTCHA DOIN ?
    particolor
    10th Aug 2015
    10:44am
    Minin Me own Bizznez !! :-)
    A. N. Onymous
    10th Aug 2015
    11:57am
    Afferbeck Lauder’s two books decades ago about Australian speech:
    Let Stalk Strine
    Nose Tone Unturned

    He also wrote a couple about the speech of the upper English class:
    Fraffly Well Spoken
    Fraffly Suite

    These are available in single volumes or as collections from various places, e.g.
    https://www.penguin.com.au/products/9781921520853/strine-complete-works-professor-afferbeck-lauder
    https://shop.abc.net.au/products/strine-the-complete-works-of-professor-afferbeck-lauder
    https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/strine
    http://www.amazon.com/Strine-Stalk-Nose-Tone-Unturned/dp/0725406011

    Interesting article at
    http://www.smh.com.au/national/let-stalk-some-more-strine-20091023-hdcd.html

    Also of possible interest (for examples of what is in his book/s):
    http://www.textfiles.com/humor/strine.txt
    particolor
    10th Aug 2015
    12:03pm
    Redemall !! :-)


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