The real story behind Australian slang
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 ...
From budgie-smugglers to nothing at all: our writers on what they wear to the beach
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 ...
New Zealand Herald
Barry Soper: Poker face victory for Team NZ as Kiwi as it gets
New Zealand Herald
Having met all three men, they're great blokes, but they're as Kiwi as they come where public shows of emotion are about as foreign as Winston Peters would be in pinstriped budgie smugglers. Skip forward a couple of generations to Richie McCaw winning ...
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 ...
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 dictionary
Australian National Dictionary: Bogans, battered savs and captain's picks earn spot in collection
'Bogan', 'pube' and 'ranga' added to the Australian Dictionary
Budgie smugglers: Australian slang term officially added to Oxford English Dictionary
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 OED
'Budgie smugglers' enters Oxford English Dictionary
ICYMI, the Oxford English Dictionary added new words, and TBH, it's getting wacky
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 ...
MAHONEY: Getting city to budge on budgies
Jeff got into it as a boy in Innsworth, U.K. He, like the others in the club, keeps English or "show" budgies, larger than American ones, with more throat spots and fluffier heads. His shelf is lined with trophies. He hasn't made a penny off the birds ...
Moment family release budgie into the wild only for it be snatched by pet dog
BIZARRE footage shows a family releasing a pet budgie into the wild – only for their pet dog to snatch the poor bird and run off with it. The short clip, which was uploaded to Twitter by Mexican mixed martial artist Maritza Sanchez, begins with someone ...
Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic in Scoresby is Victoria's only vet exclusively for birds
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 ...
Budgie fanatic gears up for show season
The self-confessed budgie fanatic houses about 300 birds at his Longford home and has spent nearly 40 years as a member of the Northern Tasmanian Budgerigar Society, of which he is now the treasurer. Mr Poole said budgie owners across the state were ...
Oxford English Dictionary adds 'budgie smugglers' and 'glamping' in latest update
The popular term for tight-fitting men's swimming trunks has become so widely used that it has now been given official backing. It is among more than 1,000 new words added to the bible of the English language. The term budgie smuggler is an Australian ...
Oxford English Dictionary updates include budgie smugglers
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 ...
Newest entries in the Oxford English Dictionary are a pretty racy bunch
Budgie smugglers squeeze into Oxford English Dictionary
Now yer squawkin': The story of Burke Shelley and Budgie
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 ...
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 ...
Tom Percy: Budgie Nine flip the bird at cultural respect
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!
Budgie smugglers, glamping and hockey mom squeeze into Oxford English Dictionary update
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 ...
Nine Australian 'Budgie Smuggler' strippers released in Malaysia
The nine were detained Sunday after they partied in Budgie Smuggler-brand swimsuits decorated with the Malaysian flag and drank beer from shoes in full view of thousands of spectators at the Sepang track after Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo won the ...
Budgie 9: Why do Australians behave so badly overseas?
'Budgie Nine' flying back to Australia after Malaysian Grand Prix stripping scandal
Owner of company that makes Budgie Nine smugglers reveals shock
Budgerigar Society of NSW's State Team Challenge at Bulli Showground
He also has beautiful markings, clear round spots framing his face and a nice, wide set of shoulders – all highly regarded traits in the budgie exhibiting fraternity. He's among four of Mr Hawke's birds to record a podium finish at Bulli Showground on ...
Disco the talking budgie has bowled us over with his grasp of the English language
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 ...
Dying prisoner 'had only his budgies for company'
The inquest heard how Mr Smyth's general state and personal hygiene began to deteriorate as early as 2007 as he avoided interaction with other inmates and locked himself more and more in his cell with his pet budgies, sleeping in the daytime and ...
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 ...
Hunk in trunks! NRL star Tom Burgess shows off his chiselled abs and muscular physique in Union Jack budgie ...
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 ...
15 minutes of English Yakuza 6 gameplay
Budgie cat will not like what you just said. Budgiecat • 1 month ago. Aight catch your L's then. Garett Dylan Drake • 1 month ago. What does L mean? Budgiecat • 4 weeks ago. LOSS. Garett Dylan Drake • 4 weeks ago. What did I lose? Budgiecat • 4 weeks ago.
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 ...
Susan Coventry admits she's simply cuckoo over English budgies
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.
Glamping, power couple and tl;dr among words added to Oxford English Dictionary
The latest additions to Briton's vocabulary have been announced revealing the fresh words on the population's lips, or rather keyboards. Here is a list of the 10 most unexpected words on the list: ...
The Oxford Dictionary's New Words Are a Testament to the Fluid Beauty of English
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 ...
We compared the new words in the Australian and Oxford dictionaries, and now we don't know if we're Arthur or Martha
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'
Scooby Snack, glamping, and tl;dr added to the Oxford English Dictionary
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 late
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