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"A ragged-trousered informality; a laconically expressed desire for independence; an irremovable parochialism; a prolific power to create both euphemisms and expressions that go beyond normal profanity." - Dr Robert Burchfield, chief editor of the Oxford English dictionary, discussing Australians and their speech.

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" - Dr Robert Burchfield, chief editor of the Oxford English dictionary, discussing Australians and their speech. IS THIS AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH This quote by Dr. Robert Burchfield is a partly correct description of Australian English, though at times can be misaligned. First of all, the formality of Australian English is not ragged- trousered, despite our tendency to alter the morphology or phonology of words. It is also invalid to say Australian English has an irremovable parochialism and that our great number of euphemisms and expressions go beyond normal profanity. However, we are, in a way, laconically expressing our desire for independence through our language, through our use of rich expressions and wealth o...
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