n Without Prejudice - You don't have to be a Rhodes' scholar ... but it sure helps! : lifestyle - the view from down under

Volume 15, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



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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