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The Independent

Gloucester cheese chasing champion wins 21st wheel to break record
The Independent
Explaining his risque costume, Mr Anstey said: “It's an Australian thing, the budgie smugglers, and the crowd absolutely love it.” In 2004 the race was won by former All Blacks player Marc Ellis. The rugby star said of his win: “I was pretty bloody ...
Gloucester cheese-rolling veteran breaks all-time recordBBC News

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RTE.ie

Who put the ball in the England net? Ray Houghton did – and it ...
Independent.ie
Ireland's fate in their first-ever game in a major finals sealed before a ball was kicked?
Magical momentHerald.ie

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Smithsonian

Holey Swiss: Man Breaks Record in British Downhill Cheese Race
Smithsonian
Some heroes wear capes. Others fling themselves down hills in pursuit of an 8-pound wheel of cheese. As the BBC reports, a British man has set a record for the most cheeses won in the annual downhill cheese chase that takes place in the English county ...



MarieClaire.com

Aubrey Plaza Was Never April Ludgate
MarieClaire.com
Little Budgie Boy and Little Boy Blue, the two parakeets in the care of Paula "The English Psychic" Roberts, have either sensed a really bad omen, or a really good one. From across the room, Aubrey Plaza shoots me a look I can only describe as the ...



Linux Journal

FOSS Project Spotlight: WallpaperDownloader
Linux Journal
WallpaperDownloader is translated into English and Spanish so far. It implements an ... WallpaperDownloader supports several Desktop Environments: MATE, GNOME Shell, Cinnamon, Budgie, Pantheon, Unity, KDE Plasma 5.8 or greater and XFCE.



The Oamaru Mail

Birds of a feather flocking to Oamaru this weekend
The Oamaru Mail
At that time, his father was a budgie breeder. When Mr Gibb turned 10, his father bought him some old English game bantams, introducing him to the bird-breeding world. Seventy years on, Mr Gibb remains widely involved in that world. To be a bird ...



The Advocate

budgies coming to Don
The Advocate
The English budgies and their owners are coming from all over the state to compete for the major awards of Grand Champion Bird of the Show and Grand Champion Young Bird of the Show as well as 13 other minor categories. This show and others around ...



Out Magazine

102 Photos of the Boys and the Birds
Out Magazine
The very talented Walter Jenkel manages to capture the wild part of the young men he photographs, while simultaneously taming a variety of beasts and insects in the hands of his subjects. His images define a time in a young man's life of long summer ...



The Donaldson Sisters

Know your 'dog's eye' from your 'dead horse'? The Oxford English Dictionary wants to hear from you
The Donaldson Sisters
But we'd say it's our national duty to ensure everyone in the world knows what 'budgie smugglers' are. You can share your 'Australianisms' with the Oxford Dictionary online here or post them on Twitter using the hashtags #wordswhereyouare and #ozwords.



Stuff.co.nz

The problem with 007 in a Time's Up world
Stuff.co.nz
Eon Productions, the company behind the franchise, has been canny enough to tone down the sexism of the films: when Daniel Craig emerged from the sea in his budgie-smugglers in Casino Royale, (2006) that signalled farewell to the earlier films ...

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Lifehacker Australia

Nine Slang Terms That Divide The Nation
Lifehacker Australia
In the thesis, Bryant examined the 'regional variations' in the Aussie English lexicons and laid out a huge number of words that differed across the country. It's one of the most comprehensive sources of the differences and a super fun way to put those ...



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 ...



SBS

Know your 'Australianisms'? The Oxford English Dictionary wants to hear from you
SBS
Examples of 'Australianisms' already included in the Oxford English Dictionary include “budgie smugglers” (men's brief, tight-fitting swimming trunks) and “tall poppy syndrome” (a perceived tendency to discredit those who have achieved prominence in ...

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Why I'll be wearing budgie smugglers at the Warwick Farm races
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Turf Club was also approached about shorts in the Rosehill Member's during the long, hot summer by a doctor of medicine around the time Jean Shrimpton, the English model, broke with convention by flashing a leg in the Member's at Flemington.

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The Conversation AU

Get yer hand off it, mate, Australian slang is not dying
The Conversation AU
But there are plenty of other success stories too: budgie, greenie, pollie, surfie, even mozzie are now also making appearances in global English, as are demo, preggo and muso. These join many other exports – no worries, like a rat up a drainpipe, to ...

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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 ...



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
Oxford English Dictionary dons 'Budgie Smugglers'Mandurah Mail
Los Angeles Times -NDTV -PinkNews
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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 ...



Independent.ie

Kurtley Beale 'surprised' that photo of him posing in his budgie smugglers alongside Prince William went viral
Independent.ie
All the talk is of England building for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, but that is Australia's aim too. Beale added: "It's exciting times for us, as a playing group, a young group. Coming up against a pretty good English team is going to be a great ...
Kurtley Beale: I'll buy Prince William my budgie smugglers for ChristmasThe Guardian
(Un)dressed to impress! Wallabies star Kurtley Beale strips down to his budgie smugglers for a cheeky picture with ...Daily Mail
Shaq gets in on the Prince William-budgie smugglers jokeThe Australian
Wide World of Sports -Yahoo7 Sport -Sport24
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The Guardian

Chelsea's Antonio Conte is not alone in brushing up his football English
The Guardian
Antonio Conte was snapped on the beach this week basking in the Italian sun, taking time off during the international break. Cue a few jokes about budgie smugglers, whether Diego Costa was invited and why, after a year in England, Conte was caught ...

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Scottish Daily Record

Pet owner targeted by budgie smuggler who stole birds and sold them off in pubs
Scottish Daily Record
She rushed indoors to find the window open and cages damaged and some of the budgies missing. Anne said: “I noticed that my bird cage was stolen. “I got a call from a guy who said he saw the man who stole my birds in a pub. He was trying to sell them ...



Express.co.uk

Budgie health: Why has my pet bird started lying down in the centre of her cage?
Express.co.uk
ANSWER: There are many reasons why a budgie may stop perching but without examining her it is very difficult to say why. So I advise a trip to your vet for examination and diagnosis. At eight your budgie is now fairly old as the normal life span is ...



B&T

Tourism Australia Takes Centre Stage At Adobe Summit, Hands Out Budgie Smugglers
B&T
Tourism Australia's managing director John O'Sullivan today took centre stage at Adobe Summit in Las Vegas to tell the 13,000-strong audience about the organisation's digital transformation, with the help of Adobe of course, and the backstory behind ...

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Scottish Daily Record

Vanishing budgie Buddy caught a cab home after being found three miles away
Scottish Daily Record
Animal rescue officer Christine Forbes said: “The caller was able to catch the friendly budgie very easily as he walked up her arm. “She was then able to place him inside her rucksack which allowed her to drive him in her car to safety. “She gave our ...



Sputnik International

From Hatching to Four Weeks: First Days of Budgie's Life
Sputnik International
This very educative footage, captured by a happy parrot owner, shows a tiny blind nestling born with no feathers transform into a full-grown bird. Within just the first 30 days, the budgie opens its eyes, makes its first clumsy steps, grows pretty snow ...



The Independent

Where are the Asian players in the Premiership?
The Independent
By Suresh Nair. HAVE you ever wondered why only a handful of Asian professional footballers ever make it to the English Premier League (EPL), ranked the most competitive in the world? Ironically, Asia is still growing to be an increasingly important ...

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Daily Mail

Straight out of Baywatch! 'Tanned hero' who chased off arsonists in his undies revealed after home is set alight ...
Daily Mail
A homeowner clad in just his budgie smugglers said he feared he was going to die when his house went up in flames from a suspected firebomber. Scott Wagemaker's house in Condell Park in Sydney's south west was engulfed in flames early on Thursday ...

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Scottish Daily Record

Joy for Bob as abandoned budgie finds loving new home
Scottish Daily Record
An abandoned budgie called Boris who featured in the Ayrshire Post is feeling chirpy again – after bagging a new home with some feathered friends. With his sad eyes and miserable-looking beak, the green and yellow bird was being cared for at the SSPCA ...



Daily Mail

No more `budgie smugglers´ for Charles as he approaches milestone birthday
Daily Mail
Prince Charles has joked he will never again be able to fit into a pair of “budgie smugglers” as he approaches his 70th birthday. Speaking at an event in Brisbane attended by people celebrating the same milestone this year, the heir to the throne said ...

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The Independent

Ashes 2017/18: The series isn't only for cricket fans – as I discovered at the MCG
The Independent
It might all seem slightly nanny stateish to English fans but Cricket Australia is on an on-going mission to make the game more inclusive and appeal to a wider fan base, particularly women. The SCG gets the most women and children through ... was open ...

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