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Evan Kidd discusses slang with the ABC

Evan Kidd, Processing

Date: 24 March 2016

Using slang words ending in 'ie' or 'o', such as truckie and ambo, makes you more likeable to your fellow Australians, a study has found. 

Dr Evan Kidd said the team of Australian National University researchers were interested in the social effects of particular kinds of slang where people shorten words to end in the 'ie' or 'o' sound.

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  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University