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(Daily Mail)   Experts fear "selfie" may be the last Australian slang word to make it to global English, as modern Australians are much more businesslike and apt to adopt American slang instead of creating their own   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 15
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2014-06-13 09:14:49 AM  
It always ends this way.

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2014-06-13 11:26:57 AM  
I would also like "uni" to enter into common usage, most Aussies use it a lot
 
2014-06-13 12:13:53 PM  
Simply juvenilizing various words is not a particularly clever form of slang, Australia.

Come on, you're a big continent now, try a bit harder.
 
2014-06-13 12:16:41 PM  

encyclopediaplushuman: I would also like "uni" to enter into common usage, most Aussies use it a lot


uni? As in unitard? university? takes a bit more than that.
 
2014-06-13 12:25:01 PM  
You gave us the bloomin' onion. Let us repay you in slang.
 
2014-06-13 01:05:13 PM  

loki see loki do: encyclopediaplushuman: I would also like "uni" to enter into common usage, most Aussies use it a lot

uni? As in unitard? university? takes a bit more than that.


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2014-06-13 01:53:24 PM  
Wait,  selfie is Australian? Thanks a lot, Oz!
 
2014-06-13 02:09:25 PM  
Crikey, that's a bit of a turn-up.  No worries, mate, we'll have a tinnie with the blokes down the pub this arvo, fair dinkum.
 
2014-06-13 02:13:48 PM  
So they're the ones responsible for that stupid word!
 
2014-06-13 02:24:21 PM  
Curate
 
2014-06-13 03:21:35 PM  
selfie
sounds
filthie
 
2014-06-13 03:30:39 PM  
Good.
 
2014-06-13 03:36:31 PM  
How much longer until all Anglophone countries merge into one Trans-Atlantic accent? 50 years maybe? It's understood how national media really flattened the American accents out. With globalized media we're all watching each others shows all the time. Surely that'll impact all of our accents.
 
2014-06-13 04:01:26 PM  

Doc Daneeka: loki see loki do: encyclopediaplushuman: I would also like "uni" to enter into common usage, most Aussies use it a lot

uni? As in unitard? university? takes a bit more than that.

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Unitard it is, then.
 
2014-06-13 06:26:37 PM  

Foxxinnia: How much longer until all Anglophone countries merge into one Trans-Atlantic accent? 50 years maybe? It's understood how national media really flattened the American accents out. With globalized media we're all watching each others shows all the time. Surely that'll impact all of our accents.



I don't see that happening. Look at how much accents vary just within Britain, a nation in comparable size to Illinois. Glasgowegens, Mancunians, the bloody Welsh, Cockneys, Scousers, Cornish, RP speakers, people from Edinburgh, Estuary speakers, et al, all sound very, very different, even to an American like me.

Hell, even in Illinois, it varies a lot. People here in Cheecaahgo have pretty much the accent that Ackroyd parodied in The Blues Brothers, whereas folks down in Urbana sound comparatively like Jed Clampett or Cleatus on The Simpsons.
 
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