28 Feb '11, 10pm

The highly condensed Aussie-to-#English dictionary #esl #efl #ell #eal

THEY are speaking English ... Well, at least it vaguely sounds like it. Australians have a famously unusual vocabulary of their own - and it's not your fault you don't have a clue as to what they've just said to you. To be totally at home in Sydney - and to understand what these Sydneysiders are saying - we got media management coach, MediaCorp Radio Gold 90.5FM presenter and proud Sydney boy Paul Carr to be our Aussie-To-English interpreter and explain what the heck is going on. Serene Lim Why do Australians have such an unusual vocabulary? Paul Carr: It dates back to the European invasion of Australia and its convict past. Prisoners developed their own colloquial expressions to describe the people, places and events around them. To speak "proper English" would have been judged by fellow prisoners to be too much like the British gaolers and seen as too "establishment". De...

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ntu.edu.sg 04 Mar '11, 2am

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Mastering English not unpatriotic: Mahatir

Mastering English not unpatriotic: Mahatir

straitstimes.com 01 Mar '11, 10am

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that mastering English language will not make one less patriotic. -- PH...

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goodenglish.org.sg 28 Feb '11, 4pm

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