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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 Suburban Newspaper

Judie Amyot: Pets on the 'cheep'
The Suburban Newspaper
There are two types of budgies: the American budgie or parakeet and the English budgie. The American variety is the one most commonly found in pet stores while the larger English budgie is often seen in exhibitions and shows. Budgies are native to the ...



BBC News

Seventy years of red carpet fun at Cannes
BBC News
A young Arnold Schwarzenegger wore a pair of budgie smugglers on the beach and flexed his muscled body to thousands of people who showed up to his non-traditional photo call for the film Pumping Iron. This certainly was one of the more unconventional ...

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Washington Post

Talk about Travel
Washington Post
I was spending the summer on the west coast and of course my dear budgie/parakeet Gatsby had to come along. He loves being the center of attention. Only a few .... 90 place settings of plastic silverware, Cheez its, and Ghiardelli brownie mix (and ...



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
'TL;DR,' 'budgie smugglers' among the most glorious words added to Oxford DictionaryMashable
Mandurah Mail -Los Angeles Times -The Times (subscription)
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The Border Mail

Australian news headlines: April 29, 2017
The Border Mail
... front of the former version. The Welcome To Mount Isa Billboard on the Barkly Highway east of the remote western Queensland city features a man hanging off the original billboard in budgie smugglers with a design of the Aboriginal flag. Read more ...



The Rugby Paper

My Life in Rugby: Andrew Turnbull – former Scotland Sevens and Rotherham wing
The Rugby Paper
But, I'll be the first to admit, that a lot of those tries wouldn't have been possible without the input of my team-mates, particularly Colin 'Budgie' Gregor. Our careers pretty much overlapped and few people had the vision and ability to read a game ...



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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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 ...
Newest entries in the Oxford English Dictionary are a pretty racy bunchMetro
Budgie smugglers squeeze into Oxford English DictionaryOxford Mail

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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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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 ...



Hamilton Spectator

MAHONEY: Getting city to budge on budgies
Hamilton Spectator
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 ...



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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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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Aberdeen Evening Express

John 'budgie' Stewart recalls how he helped Aberdeen beat Celtic at Parkhead
Aberdeen Evening Express
John 'budgie' Stewart recalls how he helped Aberdeen beat Celtic at Parkhead. Facebook · Twitter ... Stewart – known as Budgie – reckons the only way for the Dons to end 12 years of hurt is to go on the attack at Parkhead. The 32-year-old said: “You ...

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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 ...
Malaysian Court Frees Australians Who Stripped to Briefs at Grand PrixNew York Times
Australia's 'Budgie Nine' walk free in Malaysia after drunken Grand Prix anticsSouth China Morning Post
Ricciardo backs Aussies facing Malaysia indecency rowProthom Alo (English)
Malay Mail Online -Chiang Rai Times
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Telegraph.co.uk

Glamping, power couple and tl;dr among words added to Oxford English Dictionary
Telegraph.co.uk
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 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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Quartz

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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ESPN

Aussie Formula 1 driver Ricciardo's plea to 'free the budgie nine'
ESPN
The nine men were arrested for indecency after not quite baring all while wearing swimwear emblazoned with the Malaysian flag. They could be jailed for up to two years under Malaysian law but Ricciardo told NewsCorp Australia's he hoped they would be ...

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Daily Mail

Doing bird! Budgies and even guinea pigs are sharing cells with criminals at some of our toughest jails
Daily Mail
Official figures released by the Ministry of Justice show that 27 animals are being kept by prisoners at three maximum security jails. Most of the pets are budgies but two guinea pigs are also behind bars. The jail with the most pets is Maghaberry ...



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 ...
Aussies arrested for stripping to undies at Malaysian F1Wide World of Sports
Aussie tabloid tells 'dear recalcitrant, humourless Malaysian friends' to free 'Budgie Nine'TODAYonline
Australians Arrested in Malaysia After Stripping to Briefs at Grand PrixNew York Times
Asian Correspondent -The Sun Daily
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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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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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VICE

Your Monday News Roundup: Turnbull Claims Victory and the 'Most Melbourne Man Ever' Unmasked
VICE
'Budgie Smugglers' Added to the Oxford English Dictionary. In its latest update, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has added 1000 new entries. But there's really only one you need care about: "budgie smugglers" (noun): The classic Australian term for ...

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