A timely word from the wise, Susan Butler

Aug 09, 2014

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‘YOUSE has been common in Britain for some time now and is usually an (understood) ­abbreviation for ‘you all’ or ‘you both’. Horrible, I know but not as bad as ‘anyfink’ else. (Harriet Farnaby, Geelong West).’’ This little letter in a Melbourne newspaper, in response to various cranky missives about perceived abuses of our language, is precisely the kind of information Susan Butler collects from her treasured Australian “language community”.

Read the full article A timely word from the wise, Susan Butler | Agnes Nieuwenhuizen | The Australian

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