Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Let Stalk Strine

The Australian vernacular was christened "strine" back in the 1960s by the famed Australian academic and linguist, Affabeck Lauder. I give this tidbit as some background for the topic of this post and the video below.

I was asked by a YouTuber to explain some Aussie slang which they apparently find impenetrable. Bloody Seppos. Strictly speaking, strine is about the accent, not the slang ("strine" is how far too many Australians pronounce "Australian") but I never let the facts get in my way. So if you need a quick primer in what the hell Australians are talking about, watch this:

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