As part of the Linguistics Roadshow, we put together a short survey on some Australian English vocabulary. We invited people to fill it in and tell us which words they prefer for particular things,…
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Thanks to Kirsty Taylor for posting this article on Facebook. I tell you, I went into the wrong field. I should’ve gone into linguistics. I love to read articles like this. Usually, I post about the differences in American or British vocabulary or accents, but Kirsty has provided this link to differences found in Australia. It’s still all English, my friends! It’s interesting to see these patterns of terms used around the country. And my New Jersey answer for the question of "does ‘dance’ rhyme with ‘aunts’ or ‘pants’", I say both! LOL
Take a look at this, and see where you might fit in with your use of English. It’s another example of how there really is no such thing as "global English", and that we need to pay attention to localized language.
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