The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100427   Message #2100414
Posted By: Rowan
11-Jul-07 - 09:35 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Regional expressions
Subject: RE: Folklore: Regional expressions
On ABC's Radio National this morning there was a linguist describing the disppearance from Ozspeak of various prhases and sayings, some of which appear in the thread above.

"Cheerio" and "Hoo roo", as depature terms are no longer current, accoding to the linguist; I've heard both used in the last fortnight.

"Smart as paint", to describe something or someone as "really well turned out" is one I grew up with but haven't heard for a while.

The linguist put it all down to the rapidity of language change due to technological 'advances' like emails and SMSs.

Looks like I'm just another geriatric traditionalist with Luddite tendencies, then.

I'll get out of your way.

Cheers, Rowan