Aussie Life

Aussie Life

19 June 2021 9:00 am

One of the advantages of being an internet sensation is that it greatly reduces the likelihood of you being eaten.…

Aussie Language

19 June 2021 9:00 am

The settlement of Christian Porter’s defamation action against the ABC produced the predictable sneering responses from the activists at the…

Aussie Life

5 June 2021 9:00 am

The cold snap enveloping much of NSW at time of writing won’t help regional communities battling the mouse plague, such…

Aussie Language

5 June 2021 9:00 am

A campaign is needed against the word ‘partner’—so I have started one. It was launched on Peta Credlin’s program on…

Aussie Life

29 May 2021 9:00 am

It’s always sad to see the end of a love affair, particularly when the lovers had seemed so enraptured of…

Aussie Language

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Writing in The Speccie Dot Wordsworth said: ‘The most effective weapon in cultural warfare is to find a form of…

Aussie Life

22 May 2021 9:00 am

Unlike most of the panellists on The Gruen Transfer, I still make ads for a living, and try to exercise…

Aussie Language

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The Australian Breastfeeding Association has declared the word ‘mother’ to be ‘non-inclusive’. Does this make linguistic sense? Not for a…

Aussie Life

15 May 2021 9:00 am

A recent jaunt through the NSW South Coast town of Bermagui sparked a friendly family rivalry over whose forebears had…

Aussie Language

15 May 2021 9:00 am

There is an organisation called ‘Dying with Dignity’. In their most recent newsletter they say, ‘The NSW Parliament looks set…

Aussie Life

8 May 2021 9:00 am

As a child I had a version of OCD called Just Right syndrome. This doesn’t mean I lived entirely on…

Aussie Language

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Brauer College in Warrnambool, Victoria made the news for having required all the boys at an assembly to ‘stand up…

Aussie Life

1 May 2021 9:00 am

I’ve travelled to Melbourne several times a year since I was a child and visited last month for the first…

Aussie Language

1 May 2021 9:00 am

The expression ‘culture cringe’ was coined in 1950 by literary critic A. A. Phillips to describe the cringing assumption that…

Aussie life

24 April 2021 9:00 am

The café of the suburban outdoor pool I swam in when I lived in Melbourne in the 1990’s had a…

Aussie language

24 April 2021 9:00 am

In the light of the catastrophic floods on the east coast, it’s time to talk about ‘climate science’. Not the…

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 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…