Brekkies, barbies, mozzies: why do Aussies shorten so many words?

Australians sure do like those brekkiesbarbies and mozzies. We’re not talking about “actual” mozzies here. We’re defo (definitely) talking about words — and Aussies can’t seem to get enough of these shortened words. Some say we’re lazy for clipping them. Others claim it’s just Aussies knocking words down to size — ta, we’ll have a glass of cab sav or savvy b instead of whatever that is in French. Our most beloved shortenings end in -ie/y and -o.

For the full story See what Kate Burridge and Howie Manns have to say here.