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Australians Bid Farewell to 'G'Day Mate': Report

Society & Culture  (tags: australia, crocodile hunter, steve irwin, paul hogan, g'day mate, language, slang )

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SYDNEY (AFP) - Australians who sound like crocodile hunter Steve Irwin or Crocodile Dundee actor Paul Hogan could soon be a relic of the past, a report said on Sunday. Research shows the nasal Australian twang -- exemplified by the late Irwin and the char


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Sunday October 5, 2008, 1:27 pm
people can talk that way at home if they want

Barb Knight (1685)
Sunday October 5, 2008, 2:20 pm
I don't see the Steve Irwin Family letting no of "g'day, mate!" anytime soon. Thanks Jacqueline, noted.

Barb Knight (1685)
Sunday October 5, 2008, 2:26 pm
I agree with you, honeysucklebarb. If people want to talk that way in their own home or on the streets, they can.

Bronwyn H (228)
Sunday October 5, 2008, 2:32 pm
Noted and thanks Jacqueline. Steve Irwin was a unique character and his broad Australian twang was part of his charm.

I haven't personally met others that talk that way.

Kathleen H (304)
Monday October 6, 2008, 6:25 am
Evolution is inevitable but there will always be someone some where who will retain the customary Australian twang that is so unique and familiar. It won't won't die out...

Sandy v (91)
Monday October 6, 2008, 1:29 pm
Oh Please. They have an identity with this so why should they change??? I enjoy it!

Monday October 6, 2008, 9:19 pm

Christine A (57)
Tuesday October 7, 2008, 9:46 am
I too loved Steve Irwin and miss his cheery face and 'twang'.

What he accomplished as an ambassador to crocodiles and all other wildlife is a priceless gift. One of the great conservationists of our time.

Josephine Fenech (15)
Wednesday October 8, 2008, 2:15 am
there will never be one like Steve Irwin again ! i miss him, he was always happy with a smile on his face.
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