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• Every region has its own way of speaking.
• Composers emphasise the way a character speaks to reveal details.
• You can learn the character’s nationality, if they are rural or from a city, level of education , personality traits
all from their patterns of speech.
• Vernacular: language specific to a region.
‘chuck a u-ie’- to do a u-turn.
‘fair dinkum’- genuine
• May be used as a technique when discussing language in Experience Through Language.
• Idioms are another common use of language that can be examples of vernacular.
• Phrases that have a meaning which has nothing to do with the words in the phrase.
• You can only understand them by hearing them before.
• e.g. “to kick the bucket” means to die.
• e.g. an Australian example such as “a kangaroo loose in the top paddock” means you are crazy or mentally unwell.
• Australian literature covers every topic, style and form imaginable.
• Certain Australian classics created and spread an Australian national identity.
My Brilliant Career: Miles Franklin
The Magic Pudding: Norman Lindsay
Cuddlepot and Snugglepie: May Gibbs.
The Ripping Yarn
• First Australian genre.
• Telling tales of daring feats in a new unknown place.
• Stories of natural disasters, fights and exploration.
• Heroes against snakes, droughts, wild horses, convicts, and clashes with Aborigines.
• Bush poetry has been popular in Australia since the 1800.
• Usually has a strong working class voice: focus on vernacular and idioms.
• Focus on outdoor work, such as droving, mining or being a travelling swagman.
• Made famous by Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson.
Example: A Bush Christening, by Banjo Patterson
• Outer Barcoo – country living, setting is the Australian bush.
• Scanty – colloquialism for ‘few’ → there aren’t many religious people in this bush town.
• Steady rhythm already forming.
“On a road never cross’d ‘cept by folk that are lost
One Michael Magee had a shanty.”
• Cross’d and ‘cept → shortened versions of the words, colloquial and informal tone.
• Folk → slang for the people in this area.
• Shanty → a small house in the country.
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Men Bashing Women Bashing Some images available as wallpaper Some images available on a royalty-free compilation CD Some images available as a poster More: Sexual quotes.
"Do not confuse: Patching up things with our lovers and Repairing the leaks in our inflate-a-dolls ." "Not all men are annoying. Some are dead." "Macho does not prove mucho." — Zsa Zsa Gabor. "Give a man a free hand and hell run it all over you." — Mae West (1892—1980). "You know the movie youre watching is a chick flick if you wake up and your wife is crying." — Rick Oie. "It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him." — Helen Rowland.
"Supposedly I was created in gods image. I dont know. youd think god would have a bigger penis than this." — Anthony Myers. "I now stand corrected — there is one gift a woman does not prefer to come in a small package." "When was the last time you saw a size small package of condoms ?" "It would be a mistake to put fluoride in condoms because a cavity is exactly what Im hoping for." — James Knowles. "Any woman that thinks the way to a mans heart is through his stomach is aiming just a little too high." "Men only have two faults: Everything they say and everything they do." "Behind Every Good Man Is An Even Better Woman." "You cant throw him back because he doesnt meet the legal size limit." — Dave Henry, Honeymoon Tip for Brides. "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. Thats his." — Oscar Wilde. "Knowing what I do now about women, if I could just travel back in time to when I was 16 years old, I bet I would have gotten laid by now." — Ed Smith. "There is so little difference between husbands you might as well keep the first." — Adela Rogers St. John. "Outside every thin woman is a fat man trying to get in." — Katherine Whitehorn. "You can tell a lot about a woman by her hands. For instance if they are placed around your throat, shes probably slightly upset." "Men are like small children. You bring a new one home and the ones already there resent it." "Men are like bank accounts. Without a lot of money they dont generate a lot of interest." "If Adam had had a real hairy back, we probably wouldnt be here today." — Dave Henry.e.