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Slang, what you need
to know but are
afraid to ask...
22 pages full of must
slang from 'aggro' to
'zack' and heaps in between.
Get the FREE eBook Strine: Australian Slang, what you need to know but are afraid to ask... 24 pages full of must know Australian slang from 'aggro' to 'zack' and heaps in between.
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The term Strine became popular in the 1960s to describe the 'Aussie' language.
If you say 'Australian' in a broad Aussie accent it sounds like Strine. Technically, it is a syncope from the phonetic rendition of the pronunciation...
The word was coined after an encounter Monica Dickens (Charles Dickens' great granddaughter) had with an Australian during a book signing tour in 1964.
A woman handed her a copy of her book and said 'Emma Chisit?' Monica promptly signed it to Emma Chisit and handed it back, not realising she had actually been asked "How much is it?".
Thus Strine was borne and became the topic of numerous newspaper letter columns, a weekly article and a series of books by Alastair Ardoch Morrison.
Australia 101's eBook - Strine: Australian Slang covers commonly used words and sayings in Australia today. For a guide to the phonetics of Strine check out Morrison's works, published under the pseudomyn Afferbeck Lauder (Strine for Alphabetical order), Let Stalk Strine and Nose Tone Unturned.