n Without Prejudice - You don't have to be a Rhodes' scholar ... but it sure helps! : lifestyle - the view from down under
|Article Title||You don't have to be a Rhodes' scholar ... but it sure helps! : lifestyle - the view from down under|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Sep 2015|
|Pages||74 - 75|
Australian idiom is endlessly engaging. Some usages can be explained as a throwback to the Irish convicts. For example, Australians often refer to "the English" when "England" or "Britain" sounds more natural to us. An Australian might say: "the English won the Battle of Trafalgar" or "the English won the Ashes". Even after decades of living in Australia, it still jars.
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