Funding rejig 'unfortunate and misplaced'
The federal government’s changes to university funding, making some arts and humanities courses more than twice as expensive, is misguided.
How COVID-19 is changing our language
Times of crisis have always changed our slang, with the help of a little black humour. Coronavirus is no exception.
Putting the ‘arrr’ in pirate
We may no longer say ‘shiver me timbers’, but we still use plenty of pirate words for other things.
This is an awesome story ...
... about those awfully terrific words we use to take language to extremes.
Let's love the lingo
The Aussie accent has been lambasted as "lazy", but this isn't supported by the facts.
Aussies are still slinging true-blue slang
Every few years there’s a furphy that our beloved 'Strine' slang is doing a Harold Holt.
The fear that dare not speak its name: how language plays a role in the assisted dying debate
Politicians' language surrounding the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill tells us tells us much about how they feel about the issue, and the emotional response they aim to convey