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How celebrity deals are shutting children's authors out of their own trade
The Guardian
From Madonna's English Roses and Sarah Ferguson's Budgie the Helicopter, stars more familiar with Hello! than Harry Potter have landed deals that seem tied to status rather than storytelling ability. Some have done very well. Though there was a degree ...



ABC Online

Budgie smugglers: Australian slang term officially added to Oxford English Dictionary
ABC Online
The mere mention of "budgie smugglers" can evoke shudders in some, but the Oxford English Dictionary has given the term its official tick of approval. Famously worn by former prime minister Tony Abbott, the male swimming trunks famed for leaving ...
'Budgie smugglers' enters Oxford English DictionaryNEWS.com.au
From bovver to budgie smugglers: the latest entries to the OEDThe Guardian
Oxford English Dictionary dons 'Budgie Smugglers'Mandurah Mail
Mashable -Los Angeles Times -The Times (subscription)
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The Australian

Gold Coast Bleach festival puts surf mecca in cultural spotlight
The Australian
As an “old hand” and mentor to local artists, Archer has brought a certain arts worldliness to the coast and, importantly, her international connections. For this year's Bleach, she has secured Sabor y Control (in English, Taste and Control), a ...

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Business Insider Australia

How 'budgie smuggler' finally found its way into the Oxford English dictionary
Business Insider Australia
The Oxford English Dictionary – the “OED” to its friends – has announced a 2016 update, consisting of over 1,000 new words and word meanings, along with the revision or expansion of over 2,000 entries. The revisions are not just new words or phrases ...

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Nine stars who became unlikely children's authors
BBC News
The musical icon released her first book "The English Roses" in 2003, which incorporated her belief in Kabbalah throughout. It debuted at number one on ... Her most famous series, beginning in 1989, was "Budgie the Little Helicopter". The books were ...



BBC News

Oxford English Dictionary updates include budgie smugglers
BBC News
Budgie smugglers, glamping and listicles are some of the more eye-catching new entries to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The latest update also includes the likes of "bovver", made famous by comedian Catherine Tate. A number of internet slang ...
Budgie smugglers squeeze into Oxford English DictionaryOxford Mail
Newest entries in the Oxford English Dictionary are a pretty racy bunchMetro

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The Sun

Budgie smugglers, glamping and hockey mom squeeze into Oxford English Dictionary update
The Sun
THE term budgie smuggler to describe men's tight swimming trunks has entered the Oxford English Dictionary. The popular trunk term has become so widely used that it has now been given official backing. The origins of the term 'budgie smuggler' are ...



New York Times

An Australian Dictionary Makes 'Shirt-front' and 'Budgie Smuggler' Official
New York Times
... unsophisticated person”) and budgie smugglers (“a pair of closefitting male swimming briefs made of stretch fabric”). The dictionary also includes terms from more than 100 indigenous languages that have been incorporated into Australian English in ...
Ranga, bogan and mugachino among new words added to Australian dictionaryBBC News
Australian National Dictionary: Bogans, battered savs and captain's picks earn spot in collectionABC Online
'Dagwood dog', 'budgie smugglers' and 'goon of fortune': The very Aussie phrases just immortalised in our national ...Daily Mail
The New Daily
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The Mag

The I to P of Newcastle United – Not to be missed
The Mag
Some special mentions for John “Budgie" Burridge who for a big fella could daintily walk on his hands, to Pav for being Pav, and Mick Mahoney who had his own song that my Dad still sings to this day, “Mick Mahoney Super Goalie (Tra La La La Lah).".



Perth Now

Tom Percy: Budgie Nine flip the bird at cultural respect
Perth Now
Naturally they have great difficulty with the concept, as they probably do with the English reverence for someone like Robin Hood, who despite sharing his booty with the poor (if the legend is to be believed) was at the end of the day no more or less ...
David Penberthy: Those supporting the boofheaded Budgie Nine should remember: they broke Malaysian law. Full stop!The Advertiser
Was Islam behind the 'Budgie Nine' outrage?Malay Mail Online
A handful of rice with a fish head to eat, filthy uniforms and no running water for the squat toilet: The Budgie ...Daily Mail

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Metro

Disco the talking budgie has bowled us over with his grasp of the English language
Metro
While budgies and parrots might be known for their powers of speech, this particular bird takes his grasp of English to a whole new level. In fact Disco the budgie – one of the stars of the BBC's new documentary series Pets: Wild At Heart, is so good ...

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Sault Star

Susan Coventry admits she's simply cuckoo over English budgies
Sault Star
PLUMMER ADDITIONAL - With her first pair of English budgies, or the English version of melopsittacus undulates, Susan Coventry was snared. “They are not flighty or temperamental,” says the Johnson Township resident. She describes their nature as calm.



Wide World of Sports

Tour Down Under: Cycling fan takes on peloton in nothing but budgie smugglers
Wide World of Sports
Skin-tight garment. Check. Desire to take on the world's best. Check. Bicycle … whoa! Wait on! A cycling fan has run his own private race against the world's elite riders wearing nothing but a pair of budgie smugglers in the fifth stage of the Tour ...

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Daily Mail

Hunk in trunks! NRL star Tom Burgess shows off his chiselled abs and muscular physique in Union Jack budgie ...
Daily Mail
And Tom Burgess was given the perfect opportunity to showcase his hunky frame at Sydney's Bondi Icebergs on Friday afternoon. Displaying his chiselled abs and muscular build, the 24-year-old went shirtless and wore just a pair of Union Jack budgie ...



Daily Mail

Going 'glamping'? Make sure you pack 'scooby snacks' and 'budgie smugglers' (ROFL): Four of the 1000 new words ...
Daily Mail
Because these words and phrases are now used so often they are among 1,000 new terms added to the Oxford English Dictionary in its latest quarterly update, which reveals current trends in the usage of language. A 'Scooby snack', made famous in the ...



Scottish Daily Record

Watch Glasgow budgie Bundy and his swear-filled rant after he demands kiss from owner
Scottish Daily Record
It would seem Bundy the budgie doesn't appreciate such sentiments after his owner filmed his expletive rant. The cheeky bird perches on his owner's shoulder and has quite the conversation in the hilarious clip which has been viewed hundreds of times on ...

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Asahi Shimbun

'Budgie 9' Aussies arrested for skimpy briefs at Malaysia F1
Asahi Shimbun
CANBERRA--Nine Australians, including a government adviser, who were in a Malaysian jail for stripping down to their briefs and drinking beer from shoes had now been arrested, the foreign minister said Wednesday. The nine have been in police custody ...
Aussie tabloid tells 'dear recalcitrant, humourless Malaysian friends' to free 'Budgie Nine'TODAYonline
Ricciardo calls on Malaysia to free Aussies detained over F1 underwear celebrationWide World of Sports
Australians Arrested in Malaysia After Stripping to Briefs at Grand PrixNew York Times
Stuff.co.nz -The Sun Daily
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The Local Switzerland

Owners dump budgies over bird flu fears
The Local Switzerland
Animal rescue centres in Zurich are reporting an increase in the number of budgerigars being handed in amid a new outbreak of bird flu in Switzerland. Elisabeth Kehl of the Voliere Zurich bird protection centre told the NZZ that people were handing ...

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Traveller

Budgie 9: Why do Australians behave so badly overseas?
Traveller
It's OK to wear a pair of Australian-flag budgie smugglers in Australia. You could argue that it probably shouldn't be, but as things stand at the moment, it is. So the thinking for some people is that it should be fine everywhere else as well, even ...
Member of 'Budgie Nine' COLLAPSES in court and hauls his handcuffed friend down with him - as they are let off with ...Daily Mail
Malaysia frees Australia 'Budgie Nine' after F1 swimwear stuntRappler
Budgie Nine: how pride and privilege only get you so farStuff.co.nz
New York Times
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Prisoners complain their jail cells are so hot that their pet budgies are dropping dead
Mirror.co.uk
Many of the 235 inmates at HMP Grendon, Bucks, are serving life and are allowed to keep caged birds . It is believed 240 complaints have been made, many concerning heating, plumbing and sanitation. Writing in this month's edition of Inside Time, out ...



Daily Mail

Bird lover who owned 80 budgies nearly died after she spent 20 YEARS being secretly poisoned by the animals ...
Daily Mail
A fanatical bird lover who owned 80 budgies nearly died after spending 20 years unaware she was being poisoned by the animals' plumage. Lynne Porter, from Southport, Merseyside, developed deadly Pigeon Fancier's Lung due to years of unwittingly ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Glamping, power couple and tl;dr among words added to Oxford English Dictionary
Telegraph.co.uk
Budgie smugglers (plural noun). Men's brief, tight-fitting swimming trunks. Man in underwear and santa hat does mock weather report amid Sydney storms Watch | Man in underwear and santa hat does mock weather report amid Sydney storms. 00:33 ...



The Verge

Scooby Snack, glamping, and tl;dr added to the Oxford English Dictionary
The Verge
Some of our favorites this term include Glamping (glamourous camping), Afghan biscuit (a New Zealand treat with cocoa icing and walnut), MOOC (Massive Online Open Course), listicle (an online article in list form), budgie smugglers (close-fitting men's ...
Oxford English Dictionary adds “Scooby Snack” a few decades too lateA.V. Club
Bovvered, tl;dr, and sleeping with the fishes: an OED update | OxfordWords blog - Oxford Dictionaries BlogOxford Dictionaries Blog

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The Wire

The Oxford Dictionary's New Words Are a Testament to the Fluid Beauty of English
The Wire
Australia's most famous wearer of budgie smugglers. Mick Tsikas/AAP. The Oxford English Dictionary – the “OED” to its friends – has announced a 2016 update, consisting of over 1,000 new words and word meanings, along with the revision or expansion of ...



Reading Eagle

Exotic animals the focus on Dr. K's television series
Reading Eagle
"Her pets include a cat, William; a 90-pound African spur thigh tortoise named Durda; Xander, a blue and gold macaw; and an English budgie, Nathaniel," says her website, exoticanimalcare.com. Asked what her personal favorite exotic is, she said it was ...



The Guardian

We compared the new words in the Australian and Oxford dictionaries, and now we don't know if we're Arthur or Martha
Quartz
As it happens, in June Oxford University Press—whose Australia and New Zealand subsidiary publishes the Australian dictionary—also updated the Oxford English Dictionary, the grand old book of English letters, with more than 1,000 new entries, ranging ...
Oxford Dictionaries halts search for most disliked word after 'severe misuse'The Guardian
#OneWordMap: mapping the world's least favourite words | OxfordWords blog - Oxford Dictionaries BlogOxford Dictionaries Blog
Negative campaign: Votes sought for most disliked English wordThe Guardian

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Softpedia News

Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 Linux Is Just Around the Corner, Release Candidate Out Now
Softpedia News
Softpedia has been informed today, April 17, 2016, by David Mohammed about the immediate availability for download and testing of the Release Candidate (RC) build of the soon-to-become Ubuntu Budgie flavor. ... to apply either of the Arc or Vertex ...



Scottish Daily Record

Loony Joons: Clydebank without Budgie McGhie is almost unimaginable but Bankies will have to move quick to ...
Scottish Daily Record
Not only did he play a key part in the reformation of the club in 2003 and step in as the first boss of the Junior side, Budgie went on to lead the Bankies up the echelons to the top tier with a Sectional League Cup triumph and two Central League Cups ...



Al-Arabiya

Turkish army seizes parrots, budgies on Syria border
Al-Arabiya
Turkish army seizes parrots, budgies on Syria border. Turkey said it detained almost 800 people on Thursday, and seized 2,660 packets of cigarettes, three cattle and a mobile phone along with the birds. (File photo: AP). Reuters, Istanbul Saturday, 6 ...

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Free Malaysia Today

'Aiyoh' and 'budgie smugglers' make it into dictionary
Free Malaysia Today
Now those who do can sit pretty, knowing full well they are still very much speaking the Queen's English. Yes, this often-heard (and used) slang has made its majestic way into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Indian news portal The Hindu, described ...


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