Aussie Life

Aussie life

17 April 2021 9:00 am

In a recent edition of The Drum on the ABC, host Ellen Fanning addressed the issue of Aboriginal deaths in…

Aussie language

17 April 2021 9:00 am

The Root is an African American online magazine that breaks astonishing news. While the rest of the world is worried…

Aussie Life

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Australia’s iconic hippie playground is in the news. This time it is not about real estate booms or Hollywood celebrity…

Aussie Language: Wokespeak

10 April 2021 9:00 am

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Aussie Life

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Australia’s by-sea-girtness, as much as its size, means meteorologists will always have their work cut out predicting the kind of…

Aussie Language

3 April 2021 9:00 am

The Oxford English Dictionary is currently asking ‘how and why sexist terms are recorded in the dictionary and what this…

Aussie Life

27 March 2021 9:00 am

I’m back from Sydney and just coming out of my drunken stupor – a 12-hour bender at a resuscitated Qantas…

Aussie Language

27 March 2021 9:00 am

The word ‘independent’ has been part of the English language since 1612. So how can anyone be confused about its…

Aussie Life

20 March 2021 9:00 am

I didn’t plan to watch it. I just happened to switch on my TV as it was starting. And the…

Aussie Language

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Is there a linguistic solution to the misuse of the word ‘racism’? Under so-called Critical Race Theory almost everything is…

Kiwi Life

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Although it probably won’t, the recent kerfuffle over the brilliant works of Dr Seuss and other creators of children’s books…

Language

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Is it just me, or have others noticed that heterosexual couples have lost access to the words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’?…

Aussie Life

6 March 2021 9:00 am

If you asked a roomful of Poms to list Winston Churchill’s greatest achievements, few would put ‘introducing the minimum wage’…

Aussie Language

6 March 2021 9:00 am

The expression ‘unconscious bias’ is back in the headlines. First came the good news that Oxford’s Somerville college had rescinded…

Kiwi Life

27 February 2021 9:00 am

For New Zealanders to be losing our democracy may be due to sheer carelessness, ignorance, or even stupidity, not to…

Kiwi Language

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Nancy Pelosi succeeded in banning ‘mother’ from appearing in the paperwork of Congress. Now the ANU’s Gender Institute Handbook wants…

Aussie Life

20 February 2021 9:00 am

The most powerful ad I created for David Cameron’s 2010 election campaign was a billboard featuring a still from a…

Aussie Language

20 February 2021 9:00 am

A Speccie reader has asked if it is linguistically permissible to label the tactics of climate catastrophists as ‘brainwashing.’ The…

Aussie Life

13 February 2021 9:00 am

It’s likely that 2021 will see the last walkers freely ascend the summit of Mt Warning in northern New South…

Aussie Language

13 February 2021 9:00 am

The word of the past decade (2011-2020) is ‘fake news.’ That, at least, is the opinion of the fine folk…

Aussie Language

6 February 2021 9:00 am

The North American Scrabble Players Association, has issued a list of 236 banned words – all deemed to be ‘offensive…

Aussie Life

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Has any speech by an American politician ever received more attention in the Australian media than Joe Biden’s inauguration speech?…

Aussie Lingo

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Every other day some minor celebrity complains of being ‘trolled’ on social media. The answer is to get off social…

Aussie Life / Language

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Simon Collins Can you remember when ‘We live in interesting times’ was an acceptable response to the disruptions caused by…

Christmas Covid Outlaw

9 January 2021 9:00 am

I was sitting with one other person in a sterilised public hospital reception area waiting to be tested for COVID…