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Aussie Linguistics

NPR's Eric Weiner reports that although there are many similarities between America and Australia, language is not one of them. Aussie slang is a mix of British dialects, Aboriginal words, and a kind of code language spoken by 16th century criminals called " flash." That combination, and Australians' tendency to throw an "o" or and "e" at the end of certain words, can make Aussie English a bit confusing.

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