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    Posted on 14 Jul 2015

    This Three-Minute Clip Will Instantly Teach Anyone How To Speak Australian

    First tip: Abbreviate everything.

    This "How to Speak Aussie" video has been shared more than 10,000 times in less than 24 hours.

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    It was created by 30-year-old Josh Hawkins (on the right), who earlier this year went viral with his video of throwing things into other things.

    Along with his mate Rhys, Hawkins created the three-minute clip after asking friends on Facebook to provide him with suggestions for different words Aussies abbreviate.

    Hawkins told BuzzFeed that he wanted to focus on how Australian slang shows how Aussies are both creative and lazy when it comes to language.

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    "Basically cut any word in half and add an O, A, or E and you’re speaking Aussie (Australian) so this vid (video) is as many abbreviations as we could think of. But at the end of the day, we just wanted to make Shazza proud."

    And while the boys seem to really nail the lesson in how to speak Strayan...

    ...there are one or two questionable words. ;)

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    (Tbh, I've never used the word "lappy", but it totally makes sense).

    However, for anyone still confused, the boys cap off what is a great introduction to the Aussie language with this simple sentence...

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    See, it's not that hard folks.

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