Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Viral video: How to ‘speak Australian’ in one easy step

“A youth pastor from Sydney has created a stir online with his very simple tutorial titled How to Speak Australian.

In just two words, Josh Hawkins teaches the basics of the Australian vernacular.

The 30-year-old’s advice is to ‘abbreviate everything’.

‘We’re from Australia. We love a good chat, but not for too long,’ Josh says at the start of the video, which also stars local actor Rhys Keir.”

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