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Fully (sic) is Crikey’s language blog for discerning word nerds, where Australian linguists celebrate the wonder of language and challenge popular perception of language issues.

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Go home, beat-up media, you're drunk

Fully(sic)Oct 30, 2015

Recent claims about Australian English turn out to be unsupported and extremely questionable according to a range of national experts Fully(sic) surveyed.

Grammar pedantry across the generations

Grammar pedantry across the generations

Fully(sic)Apr 29, 2014

People often bemoan that kids these days aren't being taught grammar. Allie Severin says young people are just as discerning -- they just notice different things.

'They're telling you lies': truancy in the NT

'They're telling you lies': truancy in the NT

Fully(sic)Apr 16, 2014

In Ngukurr this week, Greg Dickson discovered that not everyone is impressed by Nigel Scullion’s $46 million Remote School Attendance Strategy. Either that or it’s just good fun to get out there and write some graffiti in Kriol.

Calling a cull a cull

Calling a cull a cull

Fully(sic)Feb 3, 2014

The West Australian government describing shark baiting as a "localised shark mitigation strategy" isn't fooling anyone, writes Lochlan Morrissey.

East Timor, Timor-Leste or Timor Lorosa’e?

East Timor, Timor-Leste or Timor Lorosa’e?

Fully(sic)Dec 9, 2013

What's in a name? Plenty, when it comes to our northern neighbour, write Gordon Peake and Piers Kelly.

How cuts to the NT education department could widen the gap

How cuts to the NT education department could widen the gap

Fully(sic)Oct 31, 2013

First, they rejected Gonski. Now, the NT Education department is cutting positions that are key in supporting Aboriginal students who don’t speak English at home, writes Greg Dickson.

When 'flipping the bird' is polite and informative

When 'flipping the bird' is polite and informative

Fully(sic)Oct 28, 2013

During the NSW bushfire emergency last week, some viewers got a rude shock when they saw the Auslan interpreter apparently "flipping the bird" to the cameras. Was the interpreter being cheeky or was this a a simple misunderstanding?

Business or pleasure? The hard sell on learning Asian languages

Business or pleasure? The hard sell on learning Asian languages

Fully(sic)Oct 11, 2013

The number of students studying an Asian languages is falling. Lochlan Morrisey says all the talk of Asian business partners may be to blame.

Footyglots: Aussie Rules goes multilingual

Footyglots: Aussie Rules goes multilingual

Fully(sic)Sep 25, 2013

This weekend's AFL grand final will have commentary in 11 different languages, thanks to Footify -- an unlikely campaign funded by NAB.

Your guide to linguistically talented candidates

Your guide to linguistically talented candidates

Fully(sic)Aug 28, 2013

There are plenty of candidates in this election who speak a language other than English, and it's a shame their skills aren't widely celebrated, writes Greg Dickson.

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