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How different is Australian slang from American?

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July 30, 2010 10:11PM

Apart from a few borrowed expressions that the Yanks were good enough to share with us, Australian and American slang have almost nothing in common other than that they are written (should the need arise) using the same alphabet.

Most Australian slang is uniquely Australian, but may have had some of its origins in English slang.