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Australian Slang About Beer

The famed Captain Cook believed that beer maintained the health of seamen. When he sailed from England on 26 August 1768 in the Endeavour, Cook took with him four tonnes of beer. They must have been a healthy and very … Read more

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Australian Slang About Animals

Australia has its own legendary animal to add to Big Foot, Nessie and the Yetti in other countries. We have the Bunyip and the Yowie. The first European account came from French explorers in 1801. Working along the Swan River, … Read more

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People

Back in 1912 British immigrants to Australia were called pommygrants. This may have been because their complexion reminded Aussies of the colour of red pomegranates. That was abbreviated to pommy and pom. However, some will argue that it stands for … Read more

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Australian Slang About Home

They say home is where the heart is, but for the majority of Australians, it also means living in the suburbs of large cities or towns within 50 kilometres of the coast. Like other countries, we have a variety of … Read more

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Rhyming Slang

Rhyming slang is a creative way to play with language. It’s basically two or more words, the last of which rhymes with the word it’s replacing. For example, mud pies = eyes. The origins of Australian rhyming slang is unclear. … Read more

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