Victoria Filippou

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Double-edged words

WOMEN and men face double-standards. That this should show up in the language is no surprise. Men who put themselves forward at work are “assertive”, …

What About 'Whataboutism'?

Some of the terms we use to describe political rhetoric are as old as politics itself (see <i>ad hominem</i> attacks, or such devices as <i>synecdoche</i>, <i>metonymy</i>, …

Donald Trump

How to Say Hello in 65 Different Languages

Are you trying to figure out how to say hello in different languages? Below we have a list of 65 ways to say hello in foreign languages. As frequent …

McDonald's apologizes for 'insensitive' notice demanding staff speak only English

The owner of a McDonald's franchise in Yellowknife has apologized to staff after a manager ordered employees to speak only English while on the …

Passed away, kicked the bucket, pushing up daisies – the many ways we don't talk about death

Talking about death and dying is taboo in many parts of the world. So it’s no wonder many people avoid talking about it. Or they struggle to find the …

Why do Canberrans pronounce Manuka differently? - Curious Canberra - ABC News

When it comes to saying Manuka out loud, two different pronunciations emerge.<p>Most Canberrans say MA-nu-ka, emphasising the first syllable of the word …

Halal snack pack named people's choice word of 2016 by Macquarie Dictionary

"The significance of halal snack pack is that it tells us about something once confined largely to the Muslim community that is now surfacing …

Australia

What Gogglebox tells us about the English language in Australia

Beyond “ockerisms”, Australians often search for regional differences. The “Great Scallop War of 2014” is a perfect case in point, when Australians …

The real story behind Australian slang

If you were told to ‘put on your cossies and thongs’, ‘grab the esky’ and ‘watch out for any Noahs’, you would be forgiven for bewilderment.<p>From Bondi to Bells, Noosa to Cable, Australia is renowned for its beautiful beaches. Less well known is the way beach culture has influenced Australian …

Australia

Turnbull govt in trouble in Qld, new poll

The federal coalition could lose seven seats in Queensland, including that of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, if an election were held now, a new …