Howard Manns writes that the best thing about Australian words is that they are our words, and other people don’t know them. You can call an American a galah, and they won’t know what you mean. Old cobbers will have their drongos and galahs, but the ankle-biters are conjuring a new wave of lexical innovations for the next generation of boofheads; the Australian lexicon is changing, but it’s not dying. Young people use a wider variety of words for “stupid”,
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