Fully (sic)Apr 23, 2015
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.
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
William SteedOct 21, 20134 Comments
Fairfax media reports that Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has sent a list of appropriate terminology for referring to refugee boat arrivals, including referring to the people as 'illegal arrivals' and 'detainees'. How does changing terminology change how we think about something?
William SteedMay 30, 2013
It seems that Julia Gillard has been listening to the advice of the Language and Culture Network of Australian Universities (LCNAU) and Fully(sic) and has started leading by example
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.
James McElvennyJan 29, 20131 Comment
Big words and jargon confound and conceal - it's a common claim. James McElvenny looks at the recent Up-goer Five craze of explaining complex topics using only the 1,000 most common words.
Fully (sic)Jan 10, 2013
A belated congratulations to Ingrid Piller, winner of the 2012 Talkley Award for an individual who has done the most to increase public knowledge about l
Piers KellyAug 24, 20122 Comments
Piers Kelly writes: I'm on Lingua Franca this Saturday talking about Fully (sic) and why it
William SteedJun 15, 2012
ABC's Jane Cowan ran into some accent issues in Alabama, USA. She also discovered the joy of discussing language differences in a new place. Discussing and laughing together over different words and pronunciations is a great way to break the ice in a new place. Everyone can find something that's distinctive about how they speak where they're from - a word, a particular way of saying something or odd sayings.