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FULLY (SIC) | July 31, 2015 | GRAMMAR WARS | 4 |

Do spelling bees teach L-I-T-E-R-A-C-Y?

The Great Australian Spelling Bee is coming to our screens. But what place do spelling bees have in the teaching of literacy? Elisabeth Griffiths examines the impact (or lack thereof) alphabetic gymnastics has on student understanding.

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FULLY (SIC) | July 23, 2015 | SOCIETY | 5 |

Referring to people with disabilities: A how-to guide

Ever wonder how to refer to people with disabilities without being offensive? Louisa Willoughby has some rules to follow that should avoid any unintended rudeness.

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FULLY (SIC) | July 16, 2015 | MEDIA | 3 |

Review: The Allusionist podcast

Ever wonder if wordy podcasts are worth it? It seems that at least one of them is. Elisabeth Griffiths has a listening recommendation for Fully Sic readers.

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FULLY (SIC) | July 08, 2015 | WORDS | |

Negated Intensifiers: Not Super Duper Complicated

They’re the grammatical form to use when you want people to know you’re not really keen on something. Tias Allard looks into a common English form that sometimes slips under the radar.

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FULLY (SIC) | July 02, 2015 | AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH | 3 |

Big Brother is watching (your grammar)

Who would watch Big Brother in this day and age? Maybe not who you might expect. Isabelle Burke explains how reality TV is proving to be an ideal way to study language.

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ALLIE SEVERIN | June 12, 2015 | SOCIETY | 1 |

Out with the newspaper, in with the gender-neutral title!

A newspaper closes its doors but a linguistic window opens! Allie Severin thinks the shutdown of mX could mean good things for Australian English.

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ALLIE SEVERIN | June 03, 2015 | LANGUAGE POLICY | 2 |

You don’t need English to be an Australian citizen

Should we be changing our national anthem’s lyrics to “We’ve boundless plains to share… but only if you can speak English”? Allie Severin explores the most recent proposal to make English proficiency a pre-requisite to gaining Australian citizenship

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LAUREN GAWNE | May 24, 2015 | MEDIA | 1 |

Fully (Sic) 2015 Eurovision wrap-up

Now that Vienna’s dangling balls have ceased oscillating, Lauren Gawne recaps this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, considering the spectacle from a linguistic perspective.

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FULLY (SIC) | April 23, 2015 | UNCATEGORIZED | |

Should we call the Gallipoli campaign an ‘invasion’?

In an interview to promote his most recent film, Russell Crowe labelled the Gallipoli campaign an invasion, causing outrage among some Australians. Erica Dodd responds.

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LOCHLAN MORRISSEY | April 22, 2015 | AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH | 14 |

Skol! scull! scoll! … erm … skål?

Did you hear the news!? Tony Abbott downed a beer! Quickly! A politician! The Prime Minister! Beer! Quickly! Beer! The story of Abbott’s recent drink-em-up isn’t, in the Grand Scheme of Things, really that remarkable. But there’s something about its coverage that caught our eyes at Fully (Sic) HQ: the spelling of what those around [...]

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