OK, OK, I know Australians are not comic strip characters who walk around in cork hats and thongs, dodging kangaroos and shouting rounds … I have, in fact, been to Australia once and have been mistaken for an Australian (being South African) at least, like, a million times. Also, I have family in Oz (seriously, who doesn’t, right?), I know all the words to Waltzing Matilda and I laughed louder at The Game than I did at The Office … but in the end what do I know about Australian English? Not much. All I know is, you know it when you hear it, mate.
We’ve got a ripper (did I use that right? Feel free to set me straight) line-up of guest bloggers and we’ll add interesting links to Facebook and Twitter etc. as we go. Please get in touch if you’d like to add your Australian voice to the blog … hooroo!Email this Post