Strine, Anyone?

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Strine, Anyone?

Postby Slava » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:13 pm

Here's a quirky little piece on Australian words for stuff most people know by another word. I must admit, I have no clue as to what a Devon is.

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablo ... tato-cakes
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Re: Strine, Anyone?

Postby misterdoe » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:13 pm

"Strine"? I've always heard Paul Hogan and the voiceover guys for Outback Steakhouse and Foster's Beer (or "bee-ih") say "stry-an" rather than "strine."

Actually, I think the Foster's guy says "uh-stry-an"...

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Re: Strine, Anyone?

Postby Slava » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:31 pm

Oddly enough, when I was living in Russia I could get Foster's beer. It was made in Ireland.
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