The English language is spoken in many parts of the world and for various historical and cultural reasons, differences often occur between British English and the English of a specific country or region. We have already looked at some differences between the English spoken in the UK and the USA. Today we offer a few examples of Australian English – bearing in mind, though, that some of them are quite colloquial.
UK – farm; Australia – station
UK – field; Australia – paddock
UK – Good morning; Australia – Good Day (pronounced G’Day)
UK – horse; Australia – neddy
UK – beer; Australia – amber liquid
UK – mosquito; Australia – mozzie
UK – sausage; Australia – snag
UK – excellent; Australia – tops
And my personal favourite – apparently Australians refer to tight-fitting swimming trunks as “budgie smugglers”!