Strine


Strine

Strine was a term coined in 1964 [The Oxford Companion to the English Language, Oxford University Press (1992), p. 990 (ISBN 0-19-214183-X)] and subsequently used to describe a joke or made-up "language" purportedly spoken by Australians. The term is a syncope, derived from a phonetic rendition of the pronunciation of the word "Australian" in an exaggerated Broad Australian accent. It was the subject of humorous columns published in the Sydney Morning Herald from the mid 1960s and a later series of books written by Alastair Ardoch Morrison under the Strine pseudonym of Afferbeck Lauder (another syncope, for "Alphabetical Order"). [ [http://users.tpg.com.au/users/bev2000/strine2.htm Aussie Strine, A guide for the uninitiated] – The Age] An example from one of the books: 'Eye-level arch play devoisters ...' ("I'll have a large plate of oysters").

Steve Irwin was once referred to as the person who "talked Strine like no other contemporary personality". [ [http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2006/09/04/1157222070806.html Freakish end to a wild life] – The Age]

ee also

* Monica Dickens

References

*Lauder, Afferbeck (A, A. Morrison) "Let Stalk Strine", Sydney, 1965, page 9

External links

* [http://users.tpg.com.au/users/bev2000/strine2.htm Some examples of Strine] (includes audio files)


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