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Fair Dinkum Slang Confusing Overseas Cobbers

Fair Dinkum Slang Confusing Overseas Cobbers

Frans Moens - Monday, October 21, 2019

IN THE NEWS - Following on from the Herald Sun article, listen to the fantastic FIVEaa Alan Hickey radio interview – “Fair Dinkum Slang Confusing Overseas Cobbers” with our CEO Elizabeth Compton here.

“For migrants whose second language is English, Aussie slang can be very confronting. Alan Hickey spoke with Elizabeth Compton (CEO - LanguageLoop) about some of the terms that confuse or amuse our overseas cobbers” .

https://soundcloud.com/fiveaa/alan-hickey-fair-dinkum-slang-confusing-overseas-cobbers

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Aussie Slang Can Prove A Fair Drinkum Drag For Migrants.

Aussie Slang Can Prove A Fair Drinkum Drag For Migrants.

Frans Moens - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

IN THE NEWS - A poll of nearly 3000 new Australians has revealed the most amusing and misunderstood Aussie sayings.

“G’day” topped the list with ­migrants sometimes misinterpreting the true blue greeting as “God Day”, “get aye” and even “get hay”.

“Mate”, “good on ya”, “how ya going?”, “she’ll be right”, “bloody oath” and “fair dinkum” — frequently heard as “fair drinkum” — were also terms migrants found especially amusing and hardest to fathom.

“No worries”, “grog” and “grouse” (which...

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AEC and LanguageLoop Assist More Australians Than Ever Before in 2019 Federal Election

AEC and LanguageLoop Assist More Australians Than Ever Before in 2019 Federal Election

Frans Moens - Friday, May 17, 2019

 

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is ensuring its greatest levels of accessibility during this year’s Federal Election, following the re-appointment of leading national language services provider LanguageLoop. 

For the first time ever, Deaf or hard-of-hearing Australians have been able to take advantage of the latest digital innovation in Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreting. Australia’s first dedicated mobile video interpreting app VideoLoop connects users to an accredited Auslan interpreter, ...

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