Australian English dictionary – January 27, 2008

In honour of Australia Day here are a few Aussie expressions translated into English. I have actually heard each of these used in conversation! aerial pingpong: Australian Rules football aussie salute: brushing flies away banana bender: a person from Queensland bingle: a motor vehicle accident bludger: a lazy person, layabout, somebody who always relies on [...]

Australia Day – January 26, 2007

Happy Australia Day! On January 26, 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possession of the colony of New South Wales and became its first Governor. Australia Day, 26 January, is a national day of celebration where Australians and us wanna-be-Aussies come together to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. This makes today a [...]