Australia, blogging

What Did You Say? Favourite Idioms

Language is so dynamic. It's constantly shifting. It changes from nuance to nuance depending on generation, culture, population, political correctness and slang. I've known of immigrants - Greek-Australians - who on retirement from work in Australia, decided to reverse-migrate, back to the old country of Greece, to live out their declining years. To their surprise… Continue reading What Did You Say? Favourite Idioms

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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