The world’s least interesting fact

Australia has the longest one word name of any country in the British Commonwealth. This is a trivial matter but may explain why no other country ritually abbreviates as many words and peoples’ names as it can.

Start with Oz for Australia and Aussie for Australia, g’day, the adding of the letter ‘o’ after the final consonant of many names as in ‘g’day Gordo’ and you begin to get the idea. Then you have footy, roo, the splendid arvo for afternoon, cozzie for swimming costume, the excellent garbo for garbage collector and so it goes on. It ain’t pretty but it works for them.

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One response to “The world’s least interesting fact

  1. Bruce

    Normo,

    Cracking observations mate. Here are few more little perlers:

    1) The seemingly impossible abbreviation of BBQ to Barbie.

    2) Snags = the humble sausage.

    3) Sanga = sandwich.

    Examples of everyday use:

    1) That bloke, he’s a few snags short of a barbie.

    2) Anyone who thinks England is going to win the Ashes this year is a few sangas short of a picnic.

    C’mon Aussies!

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