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What are the common slang terms in your city?

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    The University of Sydney

    The University of Sydney

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    Hi Guys, Sean here, I'm sitting in the graffiti tunnel at the University of Sydney's main campus. This is actually a walkway between two buildings. It originally started as a protest in the Vietnam War in the 60s. And it's still used today as a place of expression for students to speak your expression Australians slang. We love to use it. I'll leave you with a few phrases that you'd like to hear in Sydney and let you try and work out what I'm saying.

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    The University of Western Australia

    The University of Western Australia

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    G'day, mate, how are you doing? Much like in other countries, Australians have taken and converted English and turned it into something else. In Australia, we speak what is commonly known as Australian English or Aussie English. It's not that different from English, but involves a lot of slang and abbreviations which are quite easy to learn and get used to, like university becomes uni, football becomes footy and so on. Or maybe even add or to the words like afternoon becomes oral, etc. .

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    Edith Cowan University

    Edith Cowan University

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    So here in Australia, we like to shorten everything, and that includes the names of places right here in Perth, for example, Fremantle becomes real and the world famous Rottnest Island becomes Ruto. And both of them, by the way, are fantastic places to visit here in Perth.

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    University of New England

    University of New England

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    Gidi is some Linga from my mob in the Dail, that's Armidale, New South Wales, a few suburbs within cooee of the uni include Guéra, the Misch and Snob Hill. Most of the snakes you find around here, very deadly, but deadly also means really awesome. Confused yet get groceries from Woolies, grog from uncle dens and you fuel up at the servo the sarva. We get in a ute, go for feed at Macías before the footy thenon with our mates at the pub after.

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    University of South Australia

    University of South Australia

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    Hi, this is Sarah from NASA. So a word that we use here in Adelaide is the word heats instead of the word really. So if something is really cold, you'd say, oh, this is heaps cold. So, for example, you want to say, oh, he says he's good.

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