Australian Language and Culture

Author: Paul Smitz,Barry Blake

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1740590996

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 254

View: 3274

Toss another shrimp on the barbie, crack open a tinny or pour yourself a chardy while you traverse Australia's vast expanse of true blue, fair dinkum Aussie lingo - from cosmopolitan communique to surf slang, outback jargon and some of the world's oldest indigenous languages. C'mon avagoyermug! -Features comprehensive section on Australia's impressive array of indigenous languages. -Lonely Planet's English Language & Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew. -Get into the culture and humor behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them.
Posted in Foreign Language Study

Australian Language and Culture

Author: Lonely Planet,

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741048070

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 247

View: 6865

A guide to the culture and and humour behind common - and not so common expressions; New structure for easy browsing and access to content; Pull out quotes, classic phrases and fun illustrations; New layouts reflect humour and lightness of content.
Posted in Foreign Language Study

Australian Phrasebook

Author: Denise Angelo

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9780864425768

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 254

View: 1487

'C'mon, Aussie c'mon!' the catch phrase of many a sporting event downunder. Understand them or not - the Australians speak a unique English filled with Dundee accents, quirky phrases and fantastic vocabulary. Few are the dobbers, bludgers and two-pot screamers - the average Aussie (o-zee) is welcoming, hospitable and full of a sense of humour. Though you might just need this book to understand the jokes. *for every social situation, here’s the language you're going to hear *travellers can avoid embarrassing moments and awkward misunderstandings with clear vocabulary lists *household names, politics, sports - the book is full of the melee of Aussie interests *understand a little of the original cultures through the introductory chapters to Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages
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Americans' Survival Guide to Australia and Australian-American Dictionary

Author: Rusty Geller

Publisher: Virtual Bookworm.Com Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781602640740

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 328

View: 7496

This resource covers the basic and essential information the author and his family learned in order to survive their first few years living in Australia. It can help readers avoid making the same embarrassing mistakes and asking the same dumb questions they did. Included is a 1,500-word Australian-American dictionary. (Foreign Travel)
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Indian English

Language and Culture

Author: Lonely Planet,Shinie Antony,Craig Scutt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740595766

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 223

View: 8663

Mastify your life and open this book. We worked very hardly to get the fundas right and show you English as it's spoken in India. Take a journey from the early beginnings more than 400 years ago to what is arguably the English of the 21st century. Bollywood jargon, Hinglish slang, we're 200 % sure you'll love-shove it ! Features special section on India's official languages.
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Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

Author: Sarina Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781864501148

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 6702

This guide is ideal for travellers who want to understand Australia's 50,000-year-old cultural tradition. More than 60 Indigenous people have contributed to this guide, together with some of Lonely Planet's most experienced guidebook researchers. Includes an introduction to Indigenous languages.
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Irish Language & Culture

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741048155

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 2380

Examines Irish English, providing a guide to speaking and understanding the language and culture, covering such topics as slang, regional variations, and swearing.
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British Language & Culture

Author: Lonely Planet,

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741048261

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 247

View: 560

A guide to the culture and humour behind common - and not so common - expressions; New structure for easy browsing and access to content; Pull out quotes, classic phrases and fun illustrations; New layouts reflect humour and lightness of content.
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Lonely Planet's Discover Australia

Top sights, authentic experiences

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787011771

Category: Travel

Page: 324

View: 9970

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Discover Australia is your passport to Australia’s top sights and most authentic experiences. Explore magnificent Sydney Harbour, see the Great Barrier Reef or watch the sunset at Uluru, all with your trusted travel companion. Offering visually-inspiring content along with the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you, this photo-rich, user-friendly guide makes planning fun and easy. Discover the best of Australia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Discover Australia: In-depth coverage of the destination’s must-see sights along with hidden gems that most guidebooks miss to get you to the heart of a place Intuitively organized with essential information at your fingertips Eye-catching full-color design and easy-to-use layout with maps and images throughout Annotated images that bring a destination to life Practical planning and transport tools including a fold-out map (included in print version) that gives instant access to must-see sights to help you navigate as you plot out your itinerary Short and extended itineraries to help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests to make the most of your time on the road Insider tips and insights to save time and money, avoid crowds and trouble spots, and to get to know the destination like a local Honest recommendations for all budgets Cultural insights and background information to put top sights and experiences in context and to give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience (includes politics, culture, history, Indigenous Australia, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine, sports, and outdoor activities) Over 35 colour maps Covers Sydney, Canberra, Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Melbourne, Hobart, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Kakadu National Park and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Discover Australia, our easy-to-use, expertly curated guide, is filled with inspiring and colorful photos and focuses on the destinations’ most popular attractions and authentic experiences for those looking for the best of the best and have minimal time for planning. Also looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all that the countries have to offer? Check out Lonely Planet Australia. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, a range of gift, food and kids books, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, magazines, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
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Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips

Author: Lonely Planet,Anthony Ham

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1743609868

Category: Travel

Page: 439

View: 312

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Australia with Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering the country by car. Featuring 39 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures on which you can experience the world-class surf beaches and iconic landforms of Victoria's Great Ocean Road, the epic big skies and forever horizons of the Nullarbor Plain, and more; all with your trusted travel companion. Hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips: Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Driving Problem Buster, Detours, and Link Your Trip Covers Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Byron Bay, Tasmania, Alice Springs, Great Ocean Road, Nullarbor Plain, Uluru, the Outback, Kakadu, Cairns, the Daintree and more The Perfect Choice: Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips is perfect for exploring Australia via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car. Looking for a road trip guide to a particular Australian region? Check out Lonely Planet's Road Trips guides to Coastal Victoria, Tasmania, and Outback Australia. Planning an Australia trip sans car? Lonely Planet Australia, our most comprehensive guide to Australia, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems, or check out Discover Australia, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Looking for a guide focused on a specific Australian city? Check out Lonely Planet's guides to Sydney or Melbourne & Victoria for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer, or Pocket Sydney or Pocket Melbourne, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787012085

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 8040

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get lost in Melbourne's laneways, drive the Great Ocean Road or hear the roar of the fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Melbourne & Victoria and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, sports, cuisine, wine Free, convenient pull-out Melbourne map (included in print version), plus over 50 maps Covers City Centre, Fitzroy, Carlton, St Kilda, Richmond, Great Ocean Road, the Grampians, the Mornington Peninsula and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria , our most comprehensive guide to Melbourne & Victoria, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights of Melbourne? Check out Pocket Melbourne, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet). TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
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Lonely Planet East Coast Australia

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787011895

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 6760

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet East Coast Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive the Great Barrier Reef, cruise Sydney Harbour and explore Melbourne's laneways; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia's East Coast and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet East Coast Australia: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, environment, climate change, cuisine, wine, sports Over 100 maps Covers Sydney, NSW Central Coast, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Fraser Island, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet East Coast Australia, our most comprehensive guide to Australia's East Coast, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Australia guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet). TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
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Australian History for Dummies

Author: Alex McDermott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730376435

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9856

Created especially for the Australian customer! Exciting and informative history of the land down under Australian History For Dummies is your tour guide through the important events of Australia's past, introducing you to the people and events that have shaped modern Australia. Be there as British colonists explore Australia's harsh terrain with varying degrees of success. In this informative guide you'll Find out about Australia's infamous bushrangers Learn how the discovery of gold caused a tidal wave of immigration from all over the world Understand how Australia took two steps forward to become a nation in its own right in 1901, and two steps back when the government was dismissed by the Crown in 1975 Discover the fascinating details that made Australia the country it is today!
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Lonely Planet Singapore

Author: Lonely Planet,Ria de Jong

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787012387

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 7609

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Singapore is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop til you drop along Orchard Road, explore futuristic gardens and a world-class zoo, and sample some of the best hawker food in Asia; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Singapore and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Singapore Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - food, shopping, architecture Free, convenient pull-out Singapore map (included in print version), plus over 30 colour maps Covers Colonial District, the Quays, Marina Bay, Orchard Road, Sentosa Island, Little India, Chinatown, Holland Village and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: : Lonely Planet Singapore , our most comprehensive guide to Singapore, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights of Singapore? Check out Pocket Singapore, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
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Lonely Planet Sydney

Author: Lonely Planet,Peter Dragicevich,Miriam Raphael

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1760340049

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 4971

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Sydney is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch a concert at the famous Sydney Opera House, laze on the Bondi Beach sand, or experience the style and substance of Sydney's eateries; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Sydney and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Sydney Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, and cuisine Free, convenient pull-out Sydney map (included in print version), plus over 41 colour neighbourhood maps Covers Bondi, Manly, Surry Hills, Inner West, Circular Quay, the Rocks, Darlinghurst, Paddinton, Centennial Park, Coogee, Sydney Harbour, Kings Cross, Potts Point, Pyrmont, City Centre, Haymarket, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Sydney, our most comprehensive guide to Sydney, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights of Sydney? Check out our Lonely Planet Pocket Sydney, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Australia guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet Discover Australia, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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Australian Slang (Pocket Edition)

A Dictionary

Author: David Tuffley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781495238345

Category: Reference

Page: 118

View: 1950

Aussie Slang is a richly-textured, often ribald world of understatement and laconic humour. This guide aims to do three things; (a) to help the traveller decipher what they hear around them in everyday Australian life, (b) give the causal reader some insight into informal Australian culture, and (c) make a record of some old Australian expressions that are slipping into disuse now that English has become a global language. Readers will recognize both British and American terms in this list. Australian English has absorbed much from these two great languages. For depth of knowledge of their own language, no-body beats the British. Its their language after all. A thousand years in the making, the English language is embedded deep in the DNA of the British. No-one uses their language more skilfully than they do. On the other hand, American English has a creative power that recognizes no boundaries. Americans have taken a very good all-purpose language and extended it in all kinds of directions with new words describing the world as it is today. They do not generally cling to old forms out of respect for tradition. As Winston Churchill observed, Britain and America … two great nations divided by the same language. Australian English sits comfortably in the space between the two. Australian English began in the early days of settlement as English English with a healthy dash of Celtic influence from the many Scots, Irish and Welsh settlers who came to Australia. Large numbers of German settlers also came in the 1800's,and their influence on the language is also clearly evident. For over a hundred years, Australia developed in splendid isolation its unique blend of English, tempered by the hardships of heat and cold, deluge and drought, bushfires and cyclones. The harsh environment united people in a common struggle to survive. People helped each other. Strong communitarian loyalties were engendered. It is from this that the egalitarian character of Australia evolved. There is a strong emphasis on building a feeling of solidarity with others. Strangers will call each other "mate" or "luv" in a tone of voice ordinarily reserved for close friends and family in other parts of the world. Everyone was from somewhere else, and no-one was better than anyone else. A strong anti-authoritarian attitude became deeply embedded in Australian English. This was mainly directed towards their British overlords who still ran the country as a profitable colony. The Australian sense of humour is generally understated, delivered with a straight-face, and is often self-deprecating in nature. No-one wants to appear to be “up themselves”. Harsh or otherwise adverse conditions had to be met without complaint, so when discussing such conditions, it was necessary to do so with laconic, understated humour. Anyone not doing so was deemed a “whinger” (win-jer).Following World War II the American influence came increasingly to influence Australian culture and therefore the language. No-one is better at selling their popular culture to the world than the United States of America. Their pop culture is a beguiling instrument of foreign policy, so pervasive and persuasive it is. Young Australians enthusiastically embraced American culture, and since the 1940's the old established British language and customs have become blended with the American. If Australian English has a remarkable quality, it is the absence of regional dialects. It is spoken with relative uniformity across the entire nation. Brisbane on the East coast is a 4,300 kilometre (2,700 mile) drive from Perth on the West coast, yet there is little discernible linguistic difference between the two places compared with the difference, for example between Boston and San Francisco in the US. Nowhere else in the world do we see such linguistic uniformity across large distances.
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The United States of Australia

An Aussie Bloke Explains Australia to Americans

Author: Cameron Jamieson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781508443766

Category:

Page: 96

View: 6102

The United States of Australia is a hilarious and educational introduction to Australia and its quirky inhabitants. Written for Americans, but equally amusing to anyone visiting the shores of the Great Southern Land, this book examines the relationship between Australia and the U.S., including how Australians view their American cousins. Topics include Blokes and Sheilas, Bloody Foster's, Dangerous Creatures, Talking to Dogs, The GAFA, Speaking Strail-yun and Working for the Queen. Confused? You won't be after reading this book!
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Lonely Planet Australia

Author: Lonely Planet,Meg Worby,Carolyn Bain,Brett Atkinson,Celeste Brash,Kate Armstrong,Charles Rawlings-Way,Anthony Ham,Alan Murphy,Miriam Raphael,Benedict Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781743213889

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1112

View: 2555

Full-colour itineraries, including the Giant Loop, full-colour pull-out map of Sydney Includes special section on Aboriginal Australia Planning features on the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef
Posted in Sports & Recreation