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  • Australian English slang – part three: originality

    Posted by on September 27, 2010

    From origin to originality … In the first two blog posts about Australian English slang, author Susan Butler explored the roots and British English influences of Aussie slang. In this final part, she answers the question: ‘What makes Australian slang special and original?’. Susan Butler is Publisher of the Macquarie Book of Slang (Revised Edition […]

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  • Australian English slang – part two: hand-me-downs

    Posted by on September 23, 2010

    In the first part of our short series on Australian English slang, author Susan Butler talked about the origins of Aussie slang. In this second part, she explores the influences of colonial British English. Susan Butler is Publisher of the Macquarie Book of Slang (Revised Edition 2000). ___________ It is not surprising that colonial society in […]

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  • Australian English slang – part one: origins

    Posted by on September 21, 2010

    Australian English month continues with a three-part series on the topic of slang. Guest blog author Susan Butler is Publisher of the Macquarie Book of Slang (Revised Edition 2000). Part one takes a look at the origins of Australian slang. ____________ Australians worry about Australian English as a whole being swamped by American English, but when […]

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