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Potatoes and Desperately Danish

Do you think of the Irish famine or Germany when it comes to potatoes? Continuing on discussing vernacular language and strange idioms, Google threw this up at me today: I am Danish and might sometimes be a surt løg (a sour onion) read: a grumpy, critical person, although never as self-confessed as my blogger friend… Continue reading Potatoes and Desperately Danish

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Sunday Reflections – Better Communication and Listening

Recently I have been writing about how we can listen better to what others are saying with the intention of improving our communication. Effective listening incorporates taking note of the pitch, rate and timbre of the voice as well as facial expressions, non-verbal postures or actions. Non-Verbal Communication " Watch out for the man whose… Continue reading Sunday Reflections – Better Communication and Listening

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Australian Slang – Lost in Translation, Mate

Sometimes, Australian Slang causes problems. Every Aussie uses it. When you're born here, the meaning of those strange, shortened words are absorbed by osmosis. We are hardly even cognizant we're saying them. We assume everyone understands what we mean. Photo Credit: Facebook However, being so different to standard English words, the Australian Vernacular makes it… Continue reading Australian Slang – Lost in Translation, Mate

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Australia, History & Traditions, Travel

Australia Speaks – Yeh Nah!

Australians are renowned for a laconic, self-deprecating sense of humour that is, to a large extent, the sort of mockery that is not meant to offend. Australia - New Zealand Relations We love to tease the New Zealanders about their accent and habits, like their habit of calling all and sundry, 'bro.' The Kiwis, in… Continue reading Australia Speaks – Yeh Nah!

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Poetry Challenge – September Round up

    The Prompt for September was to write a Limerick or humorous poem. Only five lines long, limerick poems have an ‘AABBA’ rhyme scheme.   Featured Poets – Colonialist's Blog     I do suppose that each season Does come with a kind of a reason, And most are quite fine, But I draw… Continue reading Poetry Challenge – September Round up

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Poetry Writing Tips and May Challenge

Poetry Writing Tips included below:- Time is almost up for posting poems for the A and I Poetry Challenge for the month of  May. Have you written your poem, yet? Post a poem with a linkback to my blog and Ineke's before the 28th May, so I can easily find it and include it in… Continue reading Poetry Writing Tips and May Challenge