Strine word NOT in OED

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Tue Sep 5 19:35:16 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

With the more conventional spelling, "house proud" is a ubiquitous concept: see

for another Australian example.

Presumably the 'assprad' spelling is from an Australian making a joke about
Australian pronunciation?

[The conventional joke-example of Pittsburgh pronunciation in Pittsburgh is
"dahn-tahn" = "downtown". Some Pittsburghers could be described as
hahss-prahd, no doubt.]

-- Doug Wilson

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