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The earliest evidence for Aussie occurs in the context of the First World War. The first European contact with Australia was in the early seventeenth century, when Dutch explorers touched on parts of the Australian continent.
As a result of their explorations, that part of the mainland lying west of the meridian which passes through Torres Strait was named (Latin for 'New Holland').
In April 1770 Captain James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour reached the southern land.
Cook entered the word Astralia (misspelt thus) in his journal the following August.
Aerial ping-pong A jocular (and frequently derisive) name for Australian Rules Football (or Aussie Rules as it is popularly called). Renfrey did not join in the &oq;mud bath&cq; and did not play 'aerial ping-pong', as the rugby exponents in the army termed the Australian game, until 1946. Dunn, A team from Sydney was admitted to the national competition in 1982, and one from Brisbane was admitted in 1987.
The term derives from the fact that the play in this game is characterised by frequent exchanges of long and high kicks. These teams are based in traditional Rugby League areas, yet have drawn very large crowds, and have been very successful.
At the Brownlow Medal night the likes of Chris Judd's fiancee Rebecca Twigley and Gary Ablett's girlfriend Lauren Phillips certainly scrub up well.
Anzac denotes the virtues of courage and determination displayed by the First World War Australian soldiers at Gallipoli in 1915.
Anzac biscuit A sweet biscuit typically containing rolled oats and golden syrup. Mix in dry ingredients and drop in spoonfuls on greased tray. apples: she’s apples Everything is fine, all is well.
While variations on this classic recipe exist, its simplicity is its hallmark. butter, 2 eggs, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cup flour, 1 cup rice flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon mixed spice. Australian English often uses the feminine pronoun bunny Pamela Anderson plans to visit a Gold Coast KFC outlet this arvo to protest against the company's treatment of chooks.
I asked if they were familiar with the Oz usage 'acco', meaning 'academic'. I hoped, after I left, they would enter it on one of their little slips and add it to their gigantic compost heap - a candidate for admission to the next edition.
, Jim Davidson, adds a footnote: 'acca (slightly derogatory) 1, noun An academic rather than an intellectual, particularly adept at manipulating trendiologies, usually with full scholarly apparatus.