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'It's just a joke': the subtle effects of offensive language

Whenever someone is called out for using sexist language, as in the recent case involving Collingwood AFL president Eddie McGuire’s comments about …

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11 New Slang Terms to Memorise If You Want to Stay Cool

Tumblr, YouTube, and Twitter have been leading the slang game recently. "Snatched" is officially the new "fleek," "sis" is the new "bro," and adding …

Skeaz Lauren Ain’t No Lad Rapper

The Sydney MC says it’s gutter rap not lad rap.<p>Last year Noisey ran a piece on 'lad rap', a specifically Australian and hectic take on underground hip hop. Performed by “a bunch of Nautica-wearing, Stanley knife-carrying rappers” it was described as a true alternative to the non threatening and …

How The Bachelor turns women into misogynists

Channel Ten is currently screening Australia’s fourth series of the reality TV program The Bachelor (2013-), a franchise imported and adapted from …

When did 'butch' become a dirty word in the queer scene?

Esther Godoy: "In the USA, female masculinity was celebrated, not denigrated."<p>For most of my life, I've thought of myself as an entirely non-sexual …

How to speak Australian: The evolution of the Aussie accent

A Queensland linguistic researcher believes Australians have learnt to embrace their broad national accent and that "bogans feel solidarity" in the …

It’s difficult, even embarrassing, only knowing two languages: English and Australian

Traveling around Europe you very quickly learn that being Australian has its advantages… and its disadvantages.Most people seem to love having a …

ABED :: Aboriginal English

• Home<br>• Aboriginal English<p>Aboriginal English<p><b>WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this resource may contain images and</b> …

'Racist redhead redneck': Pauline Hanson cops spray in Cairns

"You're a disgraceful, you are a woman lacking moral fibre, you are intellectually dishonest and you are not welcome here."<p>A large group of people …

Jargon decoder: The job advertisement

While management jargon is not clear, or elegant, and is considered to be the weed of the English language, it remains very successful. In a regular …

Monty Python’s John Cleese Worries That Political Correctness Will Lead Us into a Humorless World, Reminiscent of Orwell’s 1984

As with all of our political debates, those over “political correctness” have become even more polarized, vitriolic, and outsized than when I was in …

Will Self, George Orwell and ... what's he newspeaking about?

Writer Will Self grabbed headlines earlier this week by referring to George Orwell as the “Supreme Mediocrity”.<p>He wrote:<p>The curious thing is that …

Adblocking just officially came to Android devices

Not to be left out of the great mobile ad blocking landslide, Samsung has tonight released an over the air update to its Web browser for Android 5.0 users that delivers adblocking for the first time.<p>Earlier this year, Apple quietly built an ad block API into iOS, bringing the ability to block …