HORNADGE, BILL

HORNADGE, BILL – The Australian Slanguage

In Australia you may call a man a BASTARD or even a BLOODY bastard, and reasonably expect nothing in return of the compliment. But beware of calling any Australian a BLUDGER. It is the deadliest insult that can be offered in the Antipodes, and anyone who uses it loosely must be prepared to defend his person from assault from the person to whom it is directed.

HORNADGE, BILL - The Australian Slanguage

HORNADGE, BILL – The Australian Slanguage

On Australian speech: However whether we blame it on the flies, the heat, pure bone laziness or some other factor, the fact remains that Australians, as a general rule, do tend to speak through clenched lips, and the physical restriction of tongue, lip and jaw which results does produce nasalised vowels, whilst vowels which tend naturally to be hard are also clipped.

HORNADGE, BILL - The Australian Slanguage