Piers KellyApr 24, 2014
The strange rites that go on behind closed doors at the AEC.
Piers KellyDec 6, 20139 Comments
How to refer to our young neighbour to the north? Is it East Timor, Timor Lorosa'e or Timor-Leste? Gordon Peake and Piers Kelly investigate.
Piers KellyNov 16, 20131 Comment
It's been a helluva year so far. Three prime ministers, devastating bushfires, Clive Palmer. The Australian National Dictionary Centre wants
Piers KellyAug 30, 2013
In 1939, writer and activist Jessica Mitford learned that in America, "if someone pays you a compliment—you're looking well, what a pretty dress, and so forth—you are supposed to say 'Thank you,' instead of just mumbling inaudibly." Piers Kelly observes that in 70 years, certain differences between U.S. and British styles of communication have stood the test of time.
Piers KellyMay 15, 2013
The Magic Pudding metaphor has become a mainstay of economic discourse in Australia. The idea of an ever-replenishing resource is too tempting a motif to pass up. But how recent is it? Piers Kelly looks back through the annals of Australian political discourse to find its earliest use, and finds some surprising sub-plots.
Piers KellyFeb 18, 2013
The prime minister doesn't 'commentate' on opinions polls. Or should that be 'comment'? Piers Kelly investigates the history of these distinct meanings.
Piers KellyAug 24, 20122 Comments
Piers Kelly writes: I'm on Lingua Franca this Saturday talking about Fully (sic) and why it
Piers KellyFeb 19, 20124 Comments
In case anyone missed it, here's the HappyLittleVegemiteKR clip that's been doing the rounds: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOUFKZBpFTY[/youtube] It seems the Courie