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I thought this article on Australian slang was quite interesting and worth sharing. The real surprise for me is the term "selfie" is actually Australian (or so the article claims).

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Oh my lord!  I think I can understand a reasonable amount of English slang, for a foreigner, but that stuff?  I hardly knew any of that.  It makes me wonder if Australians know the majority of those words.  I wouldn't be at all surprised if they didn't.

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I suspect that Australians, just like Yanks, have generational slang, and the slang the old folks continue to use brings a wince to any younger Aussies who hear it.  Likewise, I bet older Australians deplore what comes out of the mouths of their younger generations, and view it as yet more proof that their culture is crumbling.

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