strine

strine
Australian Slang
Australian slang and pronunciation; form of Australian English which appeared in the books of Alastair Morrison, pen-name Afferbeck Lauder (that is, 'alphabetical order'), where it was written in a form meant to represent broad pronunciation, but with spelt with shifted word boundaries so as to give the impression that other words were being used, as in 'Gloria Soame' for 'glorious home'; 'laze and gem' for 'ladies and gentlemen'; 'muncer go' for 'months ago'; 'sly drool' for 'slide rule'; and (the most renowned and oft quoted example) 'Emma Chisit' for 'how much is it?'; 2. Australian English: 'He wouldn't know what a dunny is, he doesn't talk Strine!' (the Strine rendering of Australian, used in the title of Morrison's first book 'Let Stalk Strine' (i.e. 'Let's talk Australian'), 1965.

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