why does britian and australia share so much slang

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

  1. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Stone me, you got ute mate?
    Fair dinkum.
    The sheilas won't go for it in that state.
     
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  3. DanceAndExplode Fear me, for I am Death. Registered Senior Member

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    yeah i reckon you guys have got it! don't forget you've gotta say 'bloody brilliant' and 'bloody oath' alot.. lol
     
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  5. Bells Staff Member

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    You people have watched a bit too much Steve Irwin.
     
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  7. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    What about "strewth" and "she'll do"?

    Nah, I'm old enough to remember Rolf Harris the first time round, and Paul Hogan's TV series...

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  8. Bells Staff Member

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    Oh dear lord.

    You're not about to get out the wobble board and start singing 'Tie me kangaroo down' are you?

    As for Hogan. I still remember the episode with the Pal dog food. Ugh.. feeling old now.

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    Do you know, I have never ever heard an Australian actually say "strewth" outside of the TV?

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  9. Fugu-dono Scholar Of Shen Zhou Registered Senior Member

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  10. DanceAndExplode Fear me, for I am Death. Registered Senior Member

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    lol i have! my nan says it all the time! hahaha
     

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