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    Question What's the difference between Aussie and Australian?

    I happened to see the word Aussie and knew it means Australian. But is there any different implication of these two words, Aussie and Australian? Thanks

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    Re: What's the difference between Aussie and Australian?

    Quote Originally Posted by hellofox View Post
    I happened to see the word Aussie and knew it means Australian. But is there any different implication of these two words, Aussie and Australian? Thanks
    Aussie is just colloquial for Australian. You wouldn't use it in a formal context.
    There are no positive or negative implications. It's not rude or impolite.
    As a noun, it's used for people. He's an Aussie.
    As an adjective, you generally only use it attributively:
    He likes the Aussie way of life. But NOT His way of life is Aussie.
    Aussies pronounce it /ozi/, unlike many Americans.

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