Linguist Believes The Australian Accent Arose From The Country’s Forefathers Being Drunk All The Time

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Here’s a list of Australian words and slang terms:

Banana bender

Bingle 

Brass razoo

Crack a fat

Dinkum

Doovalacky

Wooloongabba 

Mozzie 

Piece of piss 

Pommy bastard 

Rip snorter

Sheepshagger

Squizz

Tall poppies 

Trackie daks

Yup. Dean Frenkel’s theory that the Australian dialect was created under the influence of alcohol seems correct on surface. Here’s what the University of Melbourne communications professor had to say, though:

“Our forefathers regularly got drunk together and through their frequent interactions unknowingly added an alcoholic slur to our national speech patterns.”

Squigglyboggers I think he’s right.

[Via Jezebel]


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