Strine word NOT in OED
lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Tue Sep 5 19:35:36 UTC 2000
>How about this?!
>>Australians are world famous for being assprad (defined by the Dictionary of
>Strine as "showing pride in the look of one's dwelling and/or floral
>- Allan Metcalf
This is, of course, the "Strine" pronunciation of "house-proud",
which the British are too. Prime time shows on redecorating and
gardening (lots) and whatnot.
Dr M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH UK
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