21 May 2024

Strewth, bogan and eshay, demystifying Aussie slang

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 21 May 2024
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How good is 'Straya - the lucky country that has coined so many colloquialisms.

Mark Gwynn is the editor of numerous Australian Oxford dictionaries and thesauruses.

He is also a senior researcher with the Australian National Dictionary Centre.

Mark talks to Kathryn about demystifying Aussie slang and the origins of many words and sayings, including G'day, petrolhead and eshay.