How to Speak Proper Australian

5 min readFeb 19, 2022
Speaking Australian in Sydney

You might think that because you were taught to speak English at school or at work, you’ll be fine, and, truth be told, you will probably get by. This is because unlike their British counterparts, the Aussies are not very fussed about how things must be said. Here are a few tricks that will go a long way towards helping you gain a better understanding of what you should say (or not say) and in which circumstances. That said, fear not…


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