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Sacred hearts, stereos, JFK and ashtrays: 22 relics of Irish homes past  The Irish Times

Conor Pope remembers when hallways had telephone tables and beds had blankets?


John Grant comes to Vancouver to cast a spell with Love Is Magic  The Province

The American singer-songwriter is still waiting to be embraced at home.


Kids News: Australian National University researchers say Aussie English is strong, as AND turns 30  Herald Sun

AUSTRALIAN English is thriving* and not in danger of being replaced by American English, according to the authors of the Australian National Dictionary, which ...


Aussie lingo a living, thriving language  Sunshine Coast Daily

Australian English is thriving and not in danger of becoming more American. The authors of Australia's own dictionary have proof.


The Australian National Dictionary celebrates 30th anniversary of recording Australianisms  The West Australian

Not happy, Jan. Grey nomad. Budgie smugglers. They're the Australianisms that punctuate our conversations and make our language unique.


No more 'budgie smugglers' for me, Prince Charles jokes as he approaches 70  The Telegraph

They aren't exactly court dress, but Prince Charles has joked that it is his age that will now prevent him from ever again donning "budgie smugglers", as he ...


Your essential Christmas book guide  RTE.ie

In the yuletide, there's nothing quite like a good book as the country's myriad book club members will readily tell you. It's all about choosing with caution and to ...


Scientists' Colorful Quest To Discover How Parrots Became Green  Forbes

A team of scientists developed a methodology to map out molecular processes and used that to identify the mysterious yellow pigment gene that parrots use to ...


Sydney events: Make a mess at the Mango Mess-tival  Daily Telegraph

Start your silly season by getting messy at the Mango Mess-tival or find the one at Elvis Speed Dating. Heres your guide to all the Sydney events this week.


Album Of The Week: J Mascis' Elastic Days  Kerrang!

Below is a reprint of a feature from K!1719. You can read our full review of Elastic Days in the current issue, on shelves now. With his long straight white hair and ...


Travel - The real story behind Australian slang  BBC News

From Bondi to Bells, Noosa to Cable, Australia is renowned for its beautiful beaches. Less well known is the way beach culture has influenced Australian English ...


Budgies are the first species other than humans that have been seen to learn grammar  Daily Mail

Scientists at the University of Leiden and Duke University put six budgerigars through their paces. They played them five bursts of song made of three parts and ...


Prince Harry wears ‘budgie smugglers’ in Invictus Games stunt as wife Meghan stays home  Express

PRINCE Harry could not resist showing off his naughty side after squeezing into a tiny pair of budgie smugglers in true Aussie spirit after meeting athletes in ...


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.


Ubuntu 18.10 'Cosmic Cuttlefish' Beta Available To Download In All Flavors  Forbes

A new version of Ubuntu and all its cosmic flavors are right around the corner. Here's what's new and where to download the final Beta.


Pet owner targeted by budgie smuggler who stole birds and sold them off in pubs  Daily Record

A burglar broke into Anne Ferguson's home in Edinburgh and now 11 of her 34 birds are missing.


Birds from bush now worth two in hand  The Canberra Times

Budgerigars have been so mutated over the years that they dwarf the original bush budgies.


World Cup 2018: What to buy instead of a £500 England ticket?  BBC News

Tickets for England's World Cup match against Colombia were selling online for more than £500. But what else could that cash buy you, while still watching the ...


Get yer hand off it, mate, Australian slang is not dying  The Conversation AU

Every few years there's a furphy that our beloved 'Strine' slang is doing a Harold Holt – but in fact Aussies are still slinging true-blue slang.


MAHONEY: Getting city to budge on budgies  Hamilton Spectator

Animal bylaw control is cracking down on aviaries for exceeding the city's four-animal limit.


Know your 'Australianisms'? The Oxford English Dictionary wants to hear from you  SBS News

The Oxford English Dictionary is turning 90 this year and to celebrate is inviting Australians to submit words that are unique to this part of the world.


Budgies can decipher human sounds  Daily Mail

It has long been debated how the birds understand human vocal sounds; Research found that budgerigars can decipher between a 't' and a 'd' sound; This was ...


Earthquake felt across northern England as residents describe underground rumble and shaking homes  The Telegraph

Thousands of people in the north-east of England said they felt their homes shake on Saturday night, as British seismologists confirmed the region had been hit ...


Prince Harry Declines Fan's Request to Sign His Speedos — But Puts on a Pair Instead!  PEOPLE.com

An Australian cyclist at the Invictus Games asked Prince Harry if he would sign his Speedos, and Harry put on a pair!


Countdown fans in hysterics as Rachel Riley spells out VERY rude insult on the board  The Scottish Sun

COUNTDOWN fans were left open-mouthed by today's answer to the letter game - because you are absolutely not going to find it in any dictionary.


Intel's Hades Canyon NUC And Ubuntu Linux 18.10 Are Perfect Together  Forbes

Kiss your problems installing Ubuntu on Intel's Hades Canyon goodbye. Ubuntu 18.10 runs flawlessly out of the box!


Monk parakeets now seen as a plague in major Spanish cities  EL PAÍS in English

Around 20000 of the birds, which were first detected in Spain in the 1970s, have been counted.


Two budgie birds engage in a conversation in English JukinMedia  MSN Health & Fitness

These two budgie birds Shlomo and Booka were seen talking to each other quite animatedly. They were saying "Hi" to each other repeatedly and also seemed ...


Why I'll be wearing budgie smugglers at the Warwick Farm races  The Sydney Morning Herald

As a protest to declining garb at the Australian Turf Club's inner sanctum, we will be wearing budgie smugglers at Warwick Farm today. "I am writing to voice my ...


Who put the ball in the England net? Ray Houghton did – and it happened thirty years ago today  Independent.ie

Ireland's fate in their first-ever game in a major finals sealed before a ball was kicked?


Video Shows Extreme Cheese Fans Rolling Down a Dangerous Hill for a Lot of Cheese  TIME

The annual event is filled with injuries to both humans and cheese.


'Photo of the year': Prince William's picture with Kurtley Beale in budgie smugglers lights up social media  The Telegraph

The Duke of Cambridge is no stranger to a photo op. But even the royal looked amused to be posing next to Australia's Kurtley Beale as the rugby star sported ...


The Whisky Chronicles  The New York Times

Little has changed on the Scottish island of Islay since its iconic whisky distilleries were profiled in Alfred Barnard's famously detailed Victorian-era book.


Holey Swiss: Man Breaks Record in British Downhill Cheese Race  Smithsonian.com

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 ...


From budgie-smugglers to nothing at all: our writers on what they wear to the beach  The Guardian

For some it's kaftans, for others straw hats, and painted toenails are apparently mandatory. Guardian journalists explain their rules for summer dressing.


Broken hearted budgie refuses to leave the side of his dead friend  Daily Mail

The astonishing video was captured in Turkey by the owner of the two birds, who filmed the moment he tried to take the dead one away from the other.


Bird lover who owned 80 budgies nearly died after developing Pigeon Fancier's Lung  Daily Mail

Lynne Porter, 61, from Southport, developed deadly Pigeon Fancier's Lung due to years of unwittingly inhaling the feathers of her beloved budgies, parrots, ...


Today in the Petfinder: lost parrots, boa constrictor!?  Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa's gotten a little wild thanks to the pair or parrots and a boa constrictor on the lam in Ottawa.The latest was what Redditors identified as a Senegal parrot ...


France v Argentina Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions  Goal.com

Having just scraped through to the knockout stages, Al Hain-Cole expects Sampaoli's unconvincing outfit to come unstuck versus the star-studded Bleus.


Linux Guide: How To Easily Create A Bootable Live USB Using Ubuntu  Forbes

Using Ubuntu but want to test drive a different flavor like Budgie or Kubuntu? It's ridiculously simple.


Mother shares an ultrasound image showing her unborn baby girl looking like a BUDGIE  Daily Mail

Alexandra Smith, 26, from Renfrewshire, Scotland, was left flabbergasted when her pregnancy scan appeared to show her unborn baby resembling a giant bird, ...


Birds Stolen From Garden Center In Warwick  Bernews

[Written by Don Burgess]. A thief in the night stole about a dozen English Budgies from MP Jeff Sousa's aviary at his business. Some time after the close of the ...


The Oxford dictionary's new words are a testament to the fluid beauty of English  The Conversation AU

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 ...


Vanishing budgie Buddy caught a cab home after being found three miles away  Daily Record

The elusive bird has been reunited with his frantic owner Claire Gill after being discovered perched on a cliff-top by a surprised passer-by.


Taste of the riviera: a new food festival in south Devon  The Guardian

The sea off Torbay brims with fish but the British are not big fans. Hoping to tip the scales is Feast, a new food event later this month.


Turkish army seizes parrots, budgies on Syria border  Al-Arabiya

The Turkish army has confiscated 700 parrots and 294 budgerigars on the border with Syria, it said on Friday, as its tighter security measures ensnare.


No Cinderella: Margo Jefferson on the real Meghan Markle  The Guardian

She's educated, divorced, a woman of colour, a feminist – and a radical addition to the royal family. Will she revolutionise the House of Windsor?


Purism Launches the Librem Key, Mir 1.0 Released, Solus 3 ISO Refresh Now Available, New Malware as a Service Botnet Discovered and Sparky 5.5 Is Out  Linux Journal

News briefs September 21, 2018. Purism yesterday launched Librem Key, the "first and only OpenPGP smart card providing a Heads-firmware-integrated ...


The long wait: how one family coped with 18 years in refugee limbo  The Guardian

New documentary highlights the soul-destroying wait for those in the so-called official queue for resettlement.


Dr K’s Exotic Animal ER: Where it’s located and everything else you need to know about Dr. Susan Kelleher  Monsters and Critics

Dr K's Exotic Animal ER is a show on National Geographic and here's everything you need to know about the show and Dr. Susan Kelleher.


'Nobody puts baby bird in a corner': Bilingual budgie amazes owner with non-stop songs and chatter  Daily Mail

Disco, a three-year-old parakeet, began speaking when he was four months old - and has learned more than 70 phrases from his owners Judy and Kevin ...


'It really was a black service': world reaction to royal wedding  The Guardian

It wasn't just the black preacher, though Bishop Michael Curry's fiery address evoking Martin Luther King and the misery of slavery certainly packed a punch.


Judas Priest invites Jokowi to attend Jakarta concert in December - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Netizens were both pleased and excited over Judas Priests open invitation for Jokowi.


Images of cockatoo on 13th-century Vatican manuscript inspire trade route rethink  The Guardian

On the margins of a 13th-century manuscript written by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, are more than 900 illustrations of birds and falconers. Among the usual ...


Will Blue Jays follow recent MLB trends in stadium renovations?  Sportsnet.ca

As the Toronto Blue Jays contemplate a renovation of Rogers Centre, the trend in stadiums and arenas today is toward sports-anchored developments in which ...


FOSS Project Spotlight: WallpaperDownloader  Linux Journal

Are you bored with the look of your desktop? Are the wallpapers that come with your distro enough for you? WallpaperDownloader is a graphical application that ...


50,000 parakeets are threatening British birds and gobbling crops  Daily Mail

There are reports of escaped parakeets in Britain as early as 1855, and wild ones living, but not breeding, in Epping, Essex, in the Thirties, writes HARRY ...


An Australian Dictionary Makes ‘Shirt-front’ and ‘Budgie Smuggler’ Official  The New York Times

The new edition, the first update since 1988, lists 16000 idioms popular in Australia and includes terms from more than 100 indigenous languages.


'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing'  The42

Ahead of next week's European Championships, Jason Smyth discusses the pros and cons of being the fastest Paralympian on the planet.


Vanessa Kirby: 'I was bullied at school and became self-conscious about everything I did'  The Guardian

Vanessa Kirby astounded audiences as Princess Margaret in The Crown. Now she is starring opposite Tom Cruise in the new Mission: Impossible. She talks to ...


Stop making me ashamed to be English by teaching that we’re a nation of slave-trading, women-oppressing, w  The Sun

A new survey has found that only 45 per cent of 18-24-year-olds are proud to be English - and student and YouTuber Steven Edginton says it's because kids are ...


Rare case of 'parrot fever' sickens English bird-keeper  Healio

A man in England who kept many pet birds was sickened by a rare case of psittacosis, also known as “parrot fever,” according to researchers. The sometimes ...


Pets Wild At Heart: 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 ...


History of Slits at FilmBar May 20  Phoenix New Times

Early on in William Bagley's Here to Be Heard: The Story of The Slits, an off-camera voice reflects on what the female punk pioneers were all about. “Rock 'n' roll ...


Pregnant Meghan Markle Takes Much-Needed Break from Gruelling Royal Tour  News18

Meghan, the pregnant wife of Britain's Prince Harry, is scaling back her engagements during the royal couple's 16-day Pacific tour, Kensington Palace said ...


The Chase host Andrew O'Keefe strips down to 'budgie smugglers'  Daily Mail

Andrew O'Keefe slipped into a glorious pair of 'budgie smuggler' swim briefs for an outing at Bondi beach on Thursday.


Herbie Duston involved in many areas of budgie breeding and showing  The Southland Times

Herbie Duston is preparing his best budgies for the Southland Bird Club Show in June.


Bird brained? Scottish county's new flag slammed for looking more like a BUDGIE than an eagle  Daily Record

The new emblem for Sutherland featuring a yellow and red bird with three stars hasn't gone down well with locals.


Chelsea’s Antonio Conte is not alone in brushing up his football English  The Guardian

Antonio Conte has been photographed on holiday reading a book, of which Manchester United have bought many copies, dealing specifically with football ...


No-name budgies centre of attention at annual show in Melbourne  ABC Local

The Eastern Budgerigar Society held its largest annual club show in Ringwood, in Melbourne's eastern suburbs recently, with up to 500 birds and 15 clubs ...


GBP Price Could Correct Higher as UK Political Risk Recedes  DailyFX

After UK Prime Minister Theresa May's closing speech at the annual conference of her ruling Conservative Party, a reduction in political risk could prompt a.


Togs the budgie chick: Tiny bush budgerigar at Wild Life Sydney zoo  Daily Mail

He might not be much bigger than a pile of loose change, but Togs the budgie chick is making a big impression at the zoo where he was recently born.


Prince Harry Gets Protective of Pregnant Meghan Markle When an American Sailor Gives Bear Hugs  PEOPLE.com

An American sailor gave Prince Harry a bear hug and picked him up at the Invictus Games. Afterward, Harry warned not to do it to pregnant Meghan Markle.


Prize budgie stamped on 'by rival breeder', 9 more left dead and 21 stolen  Daily Mail

Andrew Pooley believes he was targeted by an envious breeder who deliberately sabotaged his bird collection, including stamping on his prized Penmead ...


Dingo lingo: The way Australians actually speak  Irish Medical Times

*Fresh* from evading making awkward remarks Down Under, Dr Muiris Houston recounts some of his favourite phrases from the local Aussie lingo, including a ...


In kids' shows ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’ and ‘Craig of the Creek,’ imagination takes flight  Los Angeles Times

Imagination takes center stage in Amazon's "The Dangerous Book for Boys," in which a late father's handmade book inspires his sons, and "Craig of the Creek," ...


Reggie the budgie performs mating ritual to a plastic toy penguin  Daily Mail

An amusing video shows Reggie the budgie attempting to mate with his favourite plastic penguin toy on the living room floor of his owner's house in Haslemere, ...


UN chief appoints Norwegian diplomat as his new envoy for Syria  UN News

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed veteran Norwegian diplomat Geir O. Pedersen as his next Special Envoy for Syria.


What you need to know about the pro-Trump, pro-Brexit group that interrupted Sadiq Khan's speech  The Independent

At the weekend, a group rejoicing in the name The White Pendragons staged a bizarre protest in London which was – as far as anyone could make out ...


"Budgie Smugglers" Officially Added to the Oxford English Dictionary  SwimSwam

The Oxford English Dictionary gave every swim mom on Earth a little giggle when the term "budgie smugglers" was included into the OED 2016 Update.


English man catches super gonorrhoea in world first case  Daily Mail

More than 35,000 people a year are infected with gonorrhoea in England, including record numbers of baby boomers. Only chlamydia and genital warts are ...


Royal wedding: 15 key questions answered  The Guardian

From Meghan's family drama to tacky souvenirs, our guide to the big day explains all.


Watch Glasgow budgie Bundy and his swear-filled rant after he demands kiss from owner  Scottish Daily Record

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS VERY STRONG LANGUAGE. A Glasgow budgie has become an online hit after his expletive filled rant was caught on camera.


It’s not Harry and Meghan. It’s the monarchy I oppose  The Guardian

As a republican I'd like to steer clear of the royal wedding. That doesn't seem to be an option, says Guardian columnist Gary Younge.


'My account isn't the definitive truth': Viv Albertine on the Slits, writing and a sumo wrestler's G-string  The Guardian

The Slits guitarist and author answered questions on everything from being creative to losing her faith in music and why Toy Story 2 is the greatest.


WATCH: China reveals world's first virtual news presenters  News24

China's Xinhua news agency has created artificial intelligence news presenters – modelled off other, real news anchors.


Ashes 2017/18: The series isn’t only for cricket fans – as I discovered at the MCG  The Independent

The English might have invented cricket but it's the Aussies who have made the game a perennial, loud part of their national conversation. I first visited Australia ...


TOM UTLEY: It’s not Italy’s fault I can’t speak Italian. So why do we pander to non-English speakers  Daily Mail

Many mothers and fathers will understand, I suspect, when I say that nothing is more fatal to our parental authority than having to ask the offspring for help with a ...


Cats, budgies and ferrets - can you rehome these Martlesham RSPCA animals?  East Anglian Daily Times

Are you in a position to be able to adopt one of these cute creatures from the RSPCA centre in Martlesham?


Food Sleuth has the 'ultimate' bacon sarnie in Sneinton Market with 'budgie food' for afters  Nottinghamshire Live

The other evening my mate Colin and I climbed off the trusted No.43 at Eyre Street for a few scoops in the Sneinton Market neighbourhood: a pint of Citra at the ...


Aubrey Plaza On Legion and What's Next Following Her 'Parks & Rec' Fame  MarieClaire.com

Aubrey Plaza, best known for her role as April Ludgate on 'Parks & Rec,' now stars in Legion on FX. The second season finale aired on June 12 and the show ...


Sayaka Murata's 'Convenience Store Woman' Asks You to Reconsider 'Normal' | Arts  Harvard Crimson

Keiko Furukura says that above all, she is a convenience store worker, even “more than [she is] a person.” And she prefers it that way, even if her family, friends, ...


Heida Reed on Poldark, dong an English accent and her Icelandic roots  Daily Mail

Poldark fans have been getting a taste of their favourite Cornish costume drama in London's West End with two of the show's stars on stage.


Reader essay: My rare sight at Point Lookout beach  Newsday

I notice one gull a bit more unsteady than its friends.


Former Budgie Guitarist John Thomas Dies  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

John Thomas, former guitarist for the Welsh hard rock band BUDGIE, passed away last night, shortly after being admitted to hospital with pneumonia....


The Conversation style guide  The Conversation AU

This style guide, composed by a range of Australian Conversation editors in the years since we launched, is not meant to be comprehensive. But we hope it ...


Eric Raymond's New UPS Project, Ubuntu's Bionic Beaver 18.04 Beta Released, Kernel Prepatch 4.16-rc5 and More  Linux Journal

News briefs for March 12, 2018. Eric Raymond has started a new project after ranting about the state of the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) market, as The ...


Waves and walks: the raw, romantic allure of Cornwall's Badlands  The Guardian

This stretch of shoreline, from St Agnes to St Ives, with its reminders of Poldark, is a dream for surfers and walkers – and this local novelist.


Rose West abused her own children ..revealed for the first time by daughter Mae  Daily Mail

A CHILLING new memoir by the daughter of mass murderer Fred West and his wife Rose describes the savage cruelty of her upbringing in 25 Cromwell Street, ...


Current and all-time UFC champions  ESPN

Below are the current UFC champions in each weight division. Click here for the current champions in Bellator MMA, World Series of Fighting and Invicta FC, ...



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