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#1 User is offline   dumbcluck 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:23 AM

It's funny about terminolgies and how they become ingrained into a country's culture. In fact they become so ingrained that when they suddenly change you'd have to ask why. I have been in Australia for nearly 60 years so I am kinda of an expert on Aussie cultural terminology
EXAMPLE ONE
On the thread "Microsoft Vigilanteeism" on these forums Icey one of the contributors in a response used the word "moaning". This term sounds more of a European terminology. In Australia we use "whinging". Has Icey got a European background........ one wonders?

EXAMPLE TWO
On Yahoo News a few days ago I noted a headline "Gillard mum on next moves"
"mum"....where did this word come from? As far as I am aware this word was never used over the years. Usually it's plain and simple "Gillard silent on next moves"???
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#2 User is offline   icey 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:12 AM

View Postdumbcluck, on 25 March 2013 - 07:23 AM, said:

EXAMPLE ONE
On the thread "Microsoft Vigilanteeism" on these forums Icey one of the contributors in a response used the word "moaning". This term sounds more of a European terminology. In Australia we use "whinging". Has Icey got a European background........ one wonders?


Whinging Pom, moaning Pom. Tomato, tomato. All the same to this Aussie.

View Postdumbcluck, on 25 March 2013 - 07:23 AM, said:

EXAMPLE TWO
On Yahoo News a few days ago I noted a headline "Gillard mum on next moves"
"mum"....where did this word come from? As far as I am aware this word was never used over the years. Usually it's plain and simple "Gillard silent on next moves"???


"Mum's the word"
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:43 PM

View Posticey, on 25 March 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:

Whinging Pom, moaning Pom. Tomato, tomato. All the same to this Aussie.



"Mum's the word"


'Moaning' and 'mum' are quite common in the Aussie lexicon.
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

Well I have not heard them for the last 60years here in Australia Roderick. You must be living in a different section of the country
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

View Postdumbcluck, on 25 March 2013 - 04:20 PM, said:

Well I have not heard them for the last 60years here in Australia Roderick. You must be living in a different section of the country

I am, I suppose.
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