I recently came across a wonderful treasure trove of YouTube video clips on the Australian Geographic website. They feature an Aussie bloke called Frank Povah talking about Aussie English – anything from Sheila to bung, chook, and furphy.
Anyone with an interest in Australian English (Strine) will delight in these clips. Frank has a typically laconic delivery and is a trusty guide. Although, sadly, I notice the most recent clip was uploaded in 2011. Let’s hope there will be more.
To give you a taste – here’s a clip about the word furphy, which means a rumour: