Strewth and lies about the lingo

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Af­ter a month here I’ve had var­i­ous pre­con­cep­tions of mine shat­tered about how the lo­cals talk. Not one per­son I’ve met has ut­tered “bonza”, “fair dinkum”, “cob­ber” or “strewth”. Only a hand­ful have greeted me with “g’day”.

If there is one word that will re­mind me of this trip and which is used ev­ery­where as both a de­scrip­tion and an ex­cla­ma­tion it’s “beau­ti­ful”.

Or, as they pro­nounce it here, “b-yew-ri-ful!”

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