• Swag
    Naval Special Warfare Group of the Philippine Navy Scientific Wild-Ass Guess, slang for a rough estimate based on expert experience SWAG (silver, wine art and gold), an asset class Swag (album), a 2002 album by former Guns N' Roses guitarist, Gilby Clarke Swag (bedroll), an Australian bedroll Swag...
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  • Informal Language Has a Variety of Functions in Australian Society. What Do You See as Some of the Crucial Roles of Informal Language in Contemporary Australia?
    culture. Slang and informal language gives a sense of belonging, pride, mateship, informality and laid-backness, which is an accurate description of a typical Australian. In Australian society slang is a common feature of spoken and written conversation. The expletive bloody is very common in...
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  • Australia Is Losing Its Language to Americanisms.
    hold true to the true blue Aussie dialect. Australian English is a very innovative and creative language, new slang and jargon are created all the time. Words like 'rank' (Aussie slang meaning bad smelling; disgusting) are still used frequently by modern day Australians. Sure some american slang...
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  • Language and Identity Are Inextricably Linked. How Is This Reflected in the Current Australian Context?
    friendships with others who share the same common ground. By looking at accents such as Broad Australian English, slang and phonological features as they apply to Australian varieties, we can see how it has forged solidarity and assisted in creating an identity on an individual and national scale...
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  • Australian Identity
    . Likewise in the Blinky Bill theme song, colloquialisms are used here which are found nowhere else. “Good on Ya Blinky” is typically Australian slang representing Australian’s laid back attitude. The Australian landscape is as unique as the language we use. In both texts the content revolves around...
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  • Swag
    Swag or SWAG may refer to: Swag (album), a 2002 album by former Guns N' Roses guitarist, Gilby Clarke Swag (bedroll), an Australian bedroll Swag (motif), a garland Swag (novel), a 1976 crime novel Swag (TV series), a United Kingdom reality television series "Swag...
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  • Ask an American
    you may already know, we Aussies speak a language called English strine, which is our slang. For non- Australians this can be very difficult to understand and is particularly hard for actors to pull off. But it so strongly represents what an Australian is all about. Our laid back, easy going attitude...
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  • Essay
    take, And I’ve given and taken a lot, and I’ll take as much as I can, and I’ll give as much as I’ve got”. Australian slang is used humorously in both poems such as “ Fair dinkum ridgy didge a dinky die true blue” in the poem to highlight that he was now a part of the Australian society and that he...
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  • Australian Stereotype
    the Australian persona, it is of fundamental importance to get the slang and overall style of speaking right. Australian casual English, like African-American speech, is one of the most complex forms of English slang, and not always so easy to understand. Phrases such as "G'day Mate" and "Chuck a...
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  • Australian Identity
    , regardless of one's citizenship status. Some examples of national identity in Australia are beer-drinking larrikins, country Folk, convicts, racists, bogen/ocker Australian slang for example g’day. I strongly believe that Australia does have a distinctive stereotype, however they are not...
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  • Australian voice
    against the group who embody authority in order to save his castle, stressesthis idea and reveals his emotional attachment to his land. The individual’s personal attitude is also highlighted through Australian slang which renders the Australian voice distinct from others. For example, the term ‘bloody...
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  • English
    Raph Udarbe Australian teenagers commonly complete secondary school without a firm grasp on how to construct a complex sentence, a Senate committee is believed to have found. (The Age, 13 September 2007) Nothing unites a country more than its common language because from a language comes a...
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  • Language as a badge of identity
    . Diphthongs in lexemes like “high” are more rounded, resulting in /hoɪ/. Phonetic features such as these are easily identified as Australian. Slang is another feature of Australian English that sets it apart from others. Replacing suffixes with vowels is a good example of this. “Afternoon” becomes...
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  • Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal, an Australian poet, uses her work to convey the aspects of Australianexperience. Noonuccals poems mainly focus on her own perspective of the culture and beliefs of the both the Indigenous people and white Australians, the racial discrimination that the Aboriginessuffered and...
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  • Identity Is Shaped by Many Factors; Hoa Pham's Interview and Section of a Call to Arms
    and relationships. Similarly, Michelle Law’s novel A Call to Arms demonstrates that one’s identity can be constructed through cultural forces and relationship with other individuals. Law reveals the affects which interacting with others may have on her individually, through an Australian slang...
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  • how to be australian
    things. 6. Drink VB and other Australian beer and keep a supply of it at home. 7. Speak a slight amount of Australian slang but not excessively. 8. Go to your local pub occasionally for a drink and to make some friends. 9. Wear bonds underwear. 10. Get a lame tattoo, like the Southern Cross...
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  • Honk Kong Culture Reco
    wasn’t properly looked are where the word “down under “is very offensive to any consumer in Hong Kong who doesn’t know Australian slang and that it refers to Australia, the limited website as well will limit the amount of people able to interact with the company, and that shows disrespect for the...
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  • Aus Sport - Comparative Analysis
    in soccer is in the title of Johnny Warren's (Australia's most celebrated soccer player) biography. Johnny titled his book ‘Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters, The Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren & Soccer In Australia’. Where Sheila’s is an Australian slang term for women; Wogs is an Australian...
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  • Why Not Use Standard English All the Time
    we live in. The most famous (or infamous) way we can identify non-standard English is inarguably slang. Slang is ephemeral, informal, and usually peculiar to a certain group. But most importantly, it helps people to forge their identities. Being Australians (or /and living in Australia), we tend...
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  • CHicken
    that everyone does have to experience and did create an excellent novel that was worthy of the Children’s Book of the Year Award: Older Readers. Markus Zusak showed many coming of age topics in The Messenger which included the Australian humour (slang and idioms) and farcical situations, how he...
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