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The Guardian

Chelsea's Antonio Conte is not alone in brushing up his football English
The Guardian
Cue a few jokes about budgie smugglers, whether Diego Costa was invited and why, after a year in England, Conte was caught reading a book called Football English: Soccer Vocabulary for Learners of English, by Tom Challenger. The book is a practical ...

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The Sun

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reads English football phrasebook as he lies on Italian beach in blue budgie smugglers
The Sun
ANTONIO CONTE used the international break to brush up on his English football lingo as he put Chelsea's transfer woes behind him on a golden Italian beach. The Blues chief could be seen kissing his wife Elisabetta and brushing up on his language ...



The Times

Giles Smith: Papped in budgie smugglers — new vocab for Antonio Conte
The Times
Having spent the week working through a copy of Football English: Soccer Vocabulary for English Learners, we can definitely think of more blockbusting beach reads. Yet credit to Antonio Conte for so openly committing to self-improvement during a break ...

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Radio X

FFS! You'll Never Guess Which Words Have Been Added To The Oxford English Dictionary...
Radio X
The Oxford English Dictionary has added thousands of entries to their latest edition, and some of them are absolute corkers. Text and internet acronyms have unsurprisingly been popular, with the likes of FFS (for f•cks sake), LMFAO (laughing my f•king ...



We Ain't Got No History

Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea, Premier League: View from the away section
We Ain't Got No History
Nothing else caught my eye about the break apart from Antonio in his budgie smugglers on the beach. Nice. He was reading a guide to speaking for English for football. Outstanding: "At the end of the day” — Over-used phrase trollied out by managers in ...

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BBC News

The real story behind Australian slang
BBC News
Although the term's origin is Old English, meaning a strip of leather or hide, with its first known use being before the 12th Century, Australians apparently have the upper-hand in using the term to describe footwear – in 1965, according to Dictionary ...



The Guardian

Former IRA leader turned informer Sean O'Callaghan dies aged 62
The Guardian
William “Budgie” Allen named 35 men who he alleged in court in the 1980s were members of the UVF. Allen later ... He currently lives in the English south coast and has never returned to Northern Ireland where a UVF death sentence still hangs over him.

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The Southland Times

Herbie Duston involved in many areas of budgie breeding and showing
The Southland Times
When he decided to get back into owning budgies, Duston bought a male and female to breed in the garden shed. He has bred 150 budgies annually for the past 20 years and those generations trace back to four English-bred budgies (two males and two ...

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The Guardian

From budgie-smugglers to nothing at all: our writers on what they wear to the beach
The Guardian
In moments of stress or confrontation involving non-English speakers, when only complete fluency will do, Sarah tends to revert to her excellent Spanish rather than her slightly less accomplished French. That the lifeguard did not speak a word of ...



The Australian

Van Gogh of Vincents restores a wheely great motorbike
The Australian
Look, Jack's bike is the most famous Vincent of all time but can I just mention that title could also be claimed by the Vincent ridden on the Bonneville salt flats by Rollie Free wearing only a half-helmet, goggles, slippers and budgie smugglers ...



Football Paradise

Joe, Budgie and Carlton: Kings Among Men
Football Paradise
Well then, my good sir, I beseech you to follow those ground rules your English Prose teacher tried, albeit in vain, to penetrate that thick skull of yours with, that is, 'Read the Title BEFORE the damned prose, and not vice versa.' Even after reading ...



Radio New Zealand

Lions tour: Squad arrives in New Zealand
Radio New Zealand
Friends Elliot White and Simon Foot were dressed in revealing "English budgie smugglers" and Lions shirts and manes around their necks. The pair had chosen New Zealand especially for their gap year so they could be part of the tour and they were ...

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Hamilton Spectator

MAHONEY: Getting city to budge on budgies
Hamilton Spectator
I'm here with Jeff, Bill Donaldson and Scott Aird, burly apostles of the budgie and its special charm; stalwarts of the venerable Hamilton and District Budgerigar Society Inc. It's the only such club in Canada that still has its own shows devoted just ...



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 ...
From bovver to budgie smugglers: the latest entries to the OEDThe Guardian
'Budgie smugglers' enters Oxford English DictionaryNEWS.com.au
ICYMI, the Oxford English Dictionary added new words, and TBH, it's getting wackyLos Angeles Times
The Times (subscription) -Sino (blog) -PinkNews
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Daily Mail

Spoiler alert? Australian Ninja Warrior's Lee Cossey may...
Daily Mail
Another fan was impressed with the durability of the trunks, saying: 'I still can't get over that Jack's budgie smugglers survived the pants splitting spider jump.' ... The former English cricketer, 39, told Jack after his run: 'I know why your ...
Australian Ninja Warrior: No winner declared and Johann Ofner's strange appearanceHunter Valley News
Ninja Warrior finale leaves fans deflated and the course victoriousThe New Daily

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Pitchfork

Action Bronson Jumps on Alchemist's New Track “Brother Jedidiah”: Listen
Pitchfork
The Alchemist and Budgie are preparing The Good Book Vol. 2—a collection of new tracks housed in a collector's edition book. Today, Alchemist shared the first sample from the album. It's a track called “Brother Jedidiah,” and it features Action ...

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Daily Mail

May the Fourth be with you! Budgie sounds just like character R2-D2...as fans of the Sci-fi hit celebrate Star Wars Day
Daily Mail
Helena Bonham Carter, 51, looks every inch the English rose in a quirky floral dress at premiere of her movie 55 Steps during Toronto Film Festival · Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop shares guide to dressing 'like a boss', telling women they need to buy VERY ...



TeamRock.com

Now yer squawkin': The story of Burke Shelley and Budgie
TeamRock.com
When a newly solo (and closely chaperoned) Ozzy Osbourne wanted to escape the eagle eyes of his tour 'minders', he knew there was one place they'd never think of seeking him out: hanging out with support band Budgie. “Ozzy used to come into our room in ...



Herald Sun

Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic in Scoresby is Victoria's only vet exclusively for birds
Herald Sun
Caulfield's Jane Hassing has been taking white albino budgie, Ronan, 11, and her blue English budgie Corbijn, 7, to the clinic for almost a decade. “My birds have had health issues and (Dr Pinkster) has operated on both of them,” Ms Hassing said. “She ...



New York Times

An Australian Dictionary Makes 'Shirt-front' and 'Budgie Smuggler' Official
New York Times
The new edition, which lists 16,000 idioms, was compiled by the Australian National Dictionary Center at the Australian National University. New entries include popular terms like bogan (“an uncultured and unsophisticated person”) and budgie smugglers ...
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
'Bogan', 'pube' and 'ranga' added to the Australian DictionaryThe New Daily
Daily Mail
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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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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 ...



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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Daily Mail

Family's attempt to release their pet budgie into the wild ends in tragedy thanks to their VERY naughty dog
Daily Mail
A family who decided to release their pet budgie into the wild were left horrified when their pet dog immediately snapped the bird in its jaws. Along with the 10-second video clip, Mexican mixed martial artist Maritza Sanchez wrote on Twitter: 'We ...

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Gematsu

15 minutes of English Yakuza 6 gameplay
Gematsu
Garett Dylan Drake • 2 months ago. Budgie cat will not like what you just said. Budgiecat • 2 months ago. Aight catch your L's then. Garett Dylan Drake • 2 months ago. What does L mean? Budgiecat • 2 months ago. LOSS. Garett Dylan Drake • 2 months ago.



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

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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.



Cherwell Online

Oxford English Dictionary adds 'woke' to its list of new words
Cherwell Online
The Oxford English Dictionary has added a new meaning to the word 'woke' in its June update of the dictionary. The word was originally in the dictionary as a past participle of 'awake', but the new definition includes a modern political use of the term.
New words notes June 2017 | Oxford English DictionaryOxford English Dictionary
View OED entry - Oxford English DictionaryOxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary Just Added 'Woke.' It's Older Than You Might ThinkTIME

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Watch: 'They weren't budgie smugglers!' Jack Tame on the back foot as Breakfast team gives him ribbing about his ...
TVNZ
Watch: 'They weren't budgie smugglers!' Jack Tame on the back foot as Breakfast team gives him ribbing about his rainy day cycle to work - in Speedos. Thu, May 11. share. Source: Breakfast. Breakfast's Hilary Barry, Matt McLean and Brodie Kane were ...

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Daily Mail

Yes, a budgie CAN save your dinner party: CRAIG BROWN ponders what it is about the event that leaves so many of ...
Daily Mail
I don't care what you talk about, talk about your budgie or your pony but keep the conversation going.” ' Sixty years later, she instinctively fills any void with banter. 'I've never been able not to talk. It's in the psyche, not to leave a silence ...


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