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    Oxford dictionaries has a little quiz, to test out how well you comprehend the Australian English. How did you fare?

    Quiz: how good is your Australian English? (from blog.oxforddictionaries.com)

    There are ten questions. My feeling is that nine of these terms are in reasonably common use in Australia (though some are becoming rather dated); and the tenth is well known anyway because it is used in a well known song.
    8
    10/10: Transport me now.
    0.00%
    0
    9: Beudy mate
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    0
    8: I dabble in the study of strange cultures
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    7,6: I've seen Paul Hogan at the movies once
    75.00%
    6
    5,4,3: You can't be serious. They really talk like this?
    12.50%
    1
    2,1: I have no idea; I got my cat to walk over the touch screen
    12.50%
    1
    0: 我很困惑
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    3/10

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    • #3
      I was really hoping there was an official Aussie term for being replaced by an alien.

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      • #4
        I got 7 out of 10. I feel disappointed since some of my favorite films include Dot and the Kangaroo, Mad Max, and Romper Stomper, and I recently watched Babadook, Chopper, Masterchef Australia, and The Almighty Johnsons.

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        • #5
          7/10 "Pretty good! Put in a little more hard yakka and you'll get there."

          Got two on SWAGs though

          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Adrift View Post
            I got 7 out of 10. I feel disappointed since some of my favorite films include Dot and the Kangaroo, Mad Max, and Romper Stomper, and I recently watched Babadook, Chopper, Masterchef Australia, and The Almighty Johnsons.
            I actually met "Chopper" once. His son went to the same little athletics as my cousin's children, and we were both helping out as officials. Spoke to him very briefly; and his wife, who was on the barbeque. Chopper died in 2013, of liver cancer. He was extremely controversial for his success in making a living from writing about his own life in the underworld.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sylas View Post
              I actually met "Chopper" once. His son went to the same little athletics as my cousin's children, and we were both helping out as officials. Spoke to him very briefly; and his wife, who was on the barbeque. Chopper died in 2013, of liver cancer. He was extremely controversial for his success in making a living from writing about his own life in the underworld.
              Wow, interesting. Yeah, I don't really know how to take him. He was obviously unhinged and dangerous, but from the film, and also news interviews I've seen with him, he came off as insecure, attention seeking, naturally good humored, and a bit naive. Its hard for me to figure out how much of his persona was an act, and how much of it was legit.

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              • #8
                6/10, pure guesswork.
                ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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                • #9
                  6/10 knew 4 of them solid, 2 others I got were... it's either this one or that one. I was 50% on those.
                  "What has the Church gained if it is popular, but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?" - A.W. Tozer

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                  • #10
                    7,6: I've seen Paul Hogan at the movies once

                    Actually it was from The Paul Hogan Show (which briefly aired on PBS in the mid 80s) that I knew what "Dag" meant. He played a character called "Super Dag" in several of the skits.

                    I'm always still in trouble again

                    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                    • #11
                      8/10

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                      • #12
                        6/10

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