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We are continuing to sling slang It seems we get so obsessed with the death of Australian English that we miss those many great terms that are being created beneath our very eyes in Australia and by Australians.
Just look at the slew of recent additions to the Australian National Dictionary most stemming from the s and 90s: The rhyming hoon is another great example of how language is always on the move.
It's attested as a noun in "lout", "exhibitionist"but with the shift to "young hooligan, especially as a driver" in the late 80s, we see a rich proliferation of changes, including hoon as a verband nouns denoting the act of being a hoon, including hooneryhoonishnesshoondom and their weapon of choice, the hoonmobilewith which they could be adjectives hooney or hoonish.
So, slang continues to flourish. It's also clear there's no sign that we're about to give up our shortenings — as seppo, firie and trackie daks attest, Australians still love abbreviations.
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And we are exporting them it seems. Aussie contributions to world lexicon Selfiecoined in Australia, was the Oxford Dictionaries "Word of the Year" for the frequency of the word had increased by a whopping 17, per cent since the previous year.
Its success was astonishing — in the same year it was even crowned Dutch Word of the Year no squeamishness about loanwords in the Netherlands. But there are plenty of other success stories too: These join many other exports — no worries, like a rat up a drainpipe, to put the boot in, to rubbish someone to name a few.
Australia recently scored another global hit with Macquarie's Word of the Yearmilkshake duck, "a person who is initially viewed positively by the media but is then discovered to have something questionable about them, which causes a sharp decline in their popularity".
It's a "patriotic pick", as Tiger Webb points out. Milkshake duck is Macquarie Dictionary's word of the year. ABC News Coined by Australian cartoonist Ben Ward, milkshake duck not only marks an Australian contribution to the global lexicon, but also carries shades of an Australian cultural contribution: So, let's not milkshake duck verb Australian slang by focusing too much on the past cultural cringe and underplaying the evolving nature of slang.
After all, it's funny to think that at the same time as we're complaining about Australian slang dying, the Brits are complaining about Australian language features slipping into their kids' repertoires.
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Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to the Interpretation of. Every few years there’s a furphy that our beloved Strine slang is doing a Harold Holt — but in fact Aussies are still slinging true-blue slang.