G’Day Phil Cap!

Abbreviation is something of an art form in Australia. A pickup truck is a ‘ute’ (from ‘utility vehicle’), university is ‘uni’ (a term that was once alien in Britain but is now ubiquitous through the influence of Aussie soap operas like ‘Neighbours’), afternoon is ‘arvo’ (not be confused with ‘avo’, an avocado), and the global financial crisis has […]