why does britian and australia share so much slang

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by ashpwner, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    just wondering compared to the americans, and that australia and britian seem to have the most in common.
     
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  3. phonetic stroking my banjo Registered Senior Member

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    Isn't it obvious?
     
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  5. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    yea i like know that we founded them and they were in our empire for a long time, but so was canada and yet they sound so differnt.
     
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  7. GhostofMaxwell. Banned Banned

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    Let me see there's : mate errrrrrr..........Im stuck with 1.
     
  8. Fugu-dono Scholar Of Shen Zhou Registered Senior Member

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    English convict colony perhaps!?...

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  10. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    yea still id have thought that there slang would have changed by now.
     
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  12. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    England settled a lot of countries. Why do England and Australia have so many similarities. The US, Canada, New Zealand, don't share a lot of slang with the UK.
     
  13. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    That's my point lol
     
  14. kenworth dude...**** it,lets go bowling Registered Senior Member

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    australia doesnt share a lot of slang with england.
    infact most australian slang is very difficult to decipher for non aussies

    we share far more with america as a result of hollywood etc.
     
  15. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    The original British Australians were of the criminal classes, hence their (criminal) slang took hold and spread through the society. The British influx into other countries wasn't entirely made up of the criminal classes, therefore the slang was watered down or non-existent.
     
  16. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    ah, makes sense to me. Thanks!
     
  17. DanceAndExplode Fear me, for I am Death. Registered Senior Member

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    as an aussie i would definately agree with this.. i was talking to a pommie on msn and using everyday aussie sland and he had no idea what i was talking about... most english people i've talked to don't even know what pommie means! lol
     
  18. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Don't come the raw prawn with me...

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  19. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    that banana benders havin a barbie this arvo, do you want an amber coldie mate?

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  20. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    was taht directed at me missy :bugeye:
     
  21. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Tinnie, surely?
     
  22. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    crikey mate you understood. i gave me last tinny to a swagman.


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  23. phonetic stroking my banjo Registered Senior Member

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    I was going down the op shop for a billy today, when I got into a bingle. The ute was shit-house.
     

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