Gillian: I didn’t
really base her on anybody. Um…but she’s
British so, uh, she has a British accent.
Interviewer: Now we
see, we’ve actually seen you on the red carpet in the UK and you actually had
the British accent. Are you like a chameleon,
whenever you go around to different countries you just take on the….?
Gillian: No, I would
but then I’d be talking in an Australian accent right now. You know people are obsessed with this. This is a really fascinating thing I’m
finding cause people are completely obsessed with uh, what accent I have at any
particular time. And there is a reallyclear answer for it which is that I grew up in England and that was my first
language, so to speak, and I live there now, and um….when I’m in the UK it’s
really hard for me not to fall into the rhythm of that accent.
George Hyde Pownall (1866 or 1876-1932, England/Australia)
Pownall was an English painter of the Edwardian period, His small, vivid paintings of London, the West End, and the Thames are often overlooked when people consider city painting in the early 20th century, and this has not been helped by inaccurate or lacking biographical information relating to the artist’s life.
An accomplished musician and landscape painter, Pownall was born in England in
(or 1876) and emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in about 1911. He worked as a conductor, composer, tenor singer and pianist, painting in his spare time. His paintings are in the plein air style of Impressionism, and the sketch-like fluidity also resembles artists of this school, though Pownall’s technique is recognisably his own.
Aussie - Australian (noun and adjective) Brizzie - Brisbane, capital city of Queensland Chrissy - Christmas G-string - thong Kiwi - someone from New Zealand Maccas - McDonald’s mate - buddy/friend/pal (also used as exclamation) Salvos - Salvation Army Tazzie - Tasmania, that little tiny triangular island that nobody knows is actually part of Australia Vee Dub (VW) - Volkswagen Vinnies - St Vincent de Paul Woop Woop - invented name to refer to any small unimportant town the middle of nowhere across the ditch - (in) New Zealand (also used in New Zealand to refer to Australia) arvo - afternoon/afternoon detention avo - avocado backyard - yard barbie - barbecue (noun only) beaut/beauty - great/fantastic billabong - oxbow lake (rubbish) bin - trash can biscuit/bikkie - cookie/cracker bitzer - mongrel dog (bits of this, bits of that) bloke - man/guy bloody - very blowie - blow fly bogan - uncouth person, is often drunk bonzer - great boomer - large male kangaroo bottle-o/bottle shop - liquor store brickie - bricklayer bunyip - invisible mythical creature that lives in the outback and drowns people in the billabong bush - scrub/gumtree forest/uninhabited area canteen - the shop at school where you can buy your lunch chips - crisps (hot) chips - chips/fries (corn) chips - Doritos/cheezles chokkie - chocolate chook - chicken chopper - helicopter cockie - cockatoo (type of bird) coldie - glass of beer cookie - cookie cozzie - swimming costume (bathing suit) cracker - biscuit cracker - something surprisingly good cranky - angry/upset cuppa - cup of tea dag - someone who is scruffy and or badly dressed damper - bread made from flour and water dero - hobo dill - idiot/fool doco - documentary drongo - dope/stupid person dropkik - loser/idiot/useless person dunny - toilet dux - top of the class/school year esky - portable insulated box for keeping food/drinks cold fairy floss - candy floss/cotton candy footy - Australian rules football (also refers to the ball) fruit loop - fool grog - alcohol holiday - vacation holidays - vacation period (from school/work) hospo - hospitality (school subject) icy pole/ice block - popsicle/ice lolly joey - baby kangaroo jumbuck - sheep kelpie - breed of dog kindy (kindergarten) - the first year of primary school lippy - lipstick lollies - candy/sweets mob - crowd/group of people moolah - money mozzie - mosquito outback - central Australia pavlova - merengue topped with whipped cream and fruit and passionfruit pulp (mobile) phone - (cell) phone polly - politician pom/pommy - Englishman prawn - shrimp pressie - present/gift rego - (car) registration ripper - something great roo - kangaroo rubber - eraser sanga - (sausage) sandwich servo - service station/petrol station (gas station) shit house - poor quality smoko - smoking break snag - sausage sook - wuss/crybaby spag bol - spaghetti bolognese sprung - caught doing something wrong squizz - look (noun and verb) stoked - very pleased/excited sunnies - sunglasses texta - felt tip marker thongs - flip flops tinny - can of beer tinny - small aluminium boat cark it - die/stop working chuck a sickie - take the day off work when you aren’t sick give sb a fair go - give sb a chance gone walkabout - gone/missing/lost reckon - think wag - play truant/skip class tomato sauce - ketchup torch - flashlight tracky daks - tracksuit pants tradie - tradesperson (shopping) trolley - shopping cart truckie - truck driver tucker - food turps - turpentine ute - utility vehicle/pickup truck veggies - vegetables Woolies - Woolworths (supermarket) wuss - coward/sissy yakka - work year - grade (I’m in year 10 = I’m in the 10th grade) yobbo - uncouth person
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