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English: Unit 4: AOS 1 Language variation and identity

Analysing arguments and presenting a point of view

Aussie English

Australian English has developed a rich and distinct vocabulary that some would say reflects our dry wit and occasional wisdom. Explore the origins and meanings of our common Australian words and idioms, and test your knowledge of Australian English.

The definitions in Aussie English for the Beginner have been provided by the Australian National Dictionary Centre and the cartoons developed by David Pope.

Visit the online Nation exhibition to see more information about Australian English

Australian Words

For dialogue on current Australian English visit us on our Ozwords blog and on Twitter.