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English Down Under

The past couple of weeks I’ve been wandering around in Sydney, Australia, so it seems fitting to make today’s post a roundup of fun and informative links about the ways that English happens down here. The Macquarie Dictionary and ABC … Continue reading

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Beyond the Black Stump

Twists & Turns of Phrase Something that’s beyond the black stump is beyond or outside the realm of civilized life. This Australian idiom or saying originated with the colonial-era habit of setting a charred stump of wood as a landmark for … Continue reading

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