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Susan Butler on Mashable Australia talking about the skol vs scull debate
Apr 21, 2015
You can now scull/skol your beer in peace, as Australia's Macquarie Dictionary has confirmed you can use whichever spelling you please. Editor Susan Butler spoke to Mashable Australia to shed some light on what she calls the "tug of war".
In the Macquarie Dictionary the official spelling is listed as skol, while scull is labelled as the Australian colloquial spelling of the word. So in other words, Australians have changed the official spelling to suit their pronunciation.
Read the full article The pub argument of the decade: Do you skol or scull a beer? | Jenni Ryall | Mashable Australia
You can read Susan Butler's article on Do you skol or scull a beer? here.
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