Words Around Australia
Help us explore some of the variation in Australian English! Your responses will be mapped for a school activity as part of the Linguistics Roadshow (www.lingroadshow.com).
participation *
I agree to participate in this anonymous survey, and I understand that responses will be made publicly available for educational purposes.
age *
How old are you?
gender *
What is your gender?
location *
(e.g. 'Carlton, Victoria') Where in Australia did you grow up? Or, if you are from elsewhere, where in Australia have you lived the longest? Enter town/suburb, then state/territory as per example - otherwise your answers won't be included in the map!
Your answer
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potato *
What do you call a battered, deep-fried potato snack?
Image source: Victorian Railways collection, State Library of Victoria http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/97371 (CC0)
swimwear *
What general term do you use to refer to swimwear?
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thirsty *
What do you call the object that you might drink water from in a park or school?
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sausage *
What do you call a barbecued sausage, served in a single slice of bread?
Image source: Peretz Partensky (Flickr) https://www.flickr.com/photos/ifl/4810977353 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
nose *
Which term do you use when someone's nose is bleeding?
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lunch *
What do you call the place where you might buy lunch at school?
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dancing *
Does the word 'dance' rhyme with 'pants', or 'aunts'?
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shop *
What do you call the small local shop that sells newspapers, lollies, drinks and basic groceries?
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treat *
What do you call a frozen, water-based sweet treat?
Image source: Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/kiss-lips-mouth-wall-stones-225402/ (CC0)
kissing *
Which of these would you use to describe kissing someone?
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laughter *
What is your most common way of expressing laughter when chatting online, or in texts?
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good *
What is your preferred way of describing a thing or situation that is pretty good?
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