Looking With An Old Gambler At a slot machine (American English), informally fruit machine (British English), the slots (Canadian English), poker machine or "pokies" (slang) (Australian English and New Zealand English) or simply slot (American English) is a casino gambling machine with three or more reels which spin when a button is pushed! #LookingWith #LasVegas #Nevada #USA http://www.lookingwith.com/home/photo/58
Australian slang has a unique flavour to it, so does our accent. Although English is the native language of Australia the first time visitor or uninitiated could be forgiven for thinking they'd come across an entirely new language.
It wasn't easy but we've tried to include uniquely Australian slang here and to exclude British and American slang even though these are commonly used in Australia. We see no point in informing the world that "fridge" is Australian slang for a "refrigerator". If you've got any comments or suggestions, though, we'd very much like to hear them.
Kate Burridge follows the international success of Blooming English with another entertaining excursion into the ever-changing nature of the complex and captivating English language. If language is a glorious garden, filled with exotic hybrids as well as traditional heritage specimens, then weeds will also thrive on its fertile grounds. Linguistic weeds may be defined as pronunciations or constructions that are no longer used. For example, Burridge points out how "aint" or double negatives…
Lost in Translation: Australian slang #language on a Queensland Tourism blog, written by a Canadian travel writer who asks "Australians speak English, not a foreign language. Or do they?" #budgiesmugglers #shrimponthebarbie