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on May 1, 2019 in World News

Crikey! Aussie Soldiers Banned from Using Slang Around U.S. Troops

Simon Kent Australian soldiers working with their U.S. comrades Down Under have been told to stop using slang words in the interests of not confusing their allies. RAAF Group Captain Stewart Dowrie told Ten Daily the use of colorful – and often ribald – Aussie colloquialisms could result in a communication breakdown, which might deliver fatal outcomes on the battlefield. “We have lost-in-translation moments more than you would realise,” Group Capt Dowrie said. “The time to figure that out is not on the battlefield when the bullets are flying.” Seventeen-hundred U.S. troops arrived in the northern city of Darwin in the...

Simon Kent Australian soldiers working with their U.S. comrades Down Under have been told to stop using slang words in the interests of not confusing their allies. RAAF Group Captain Stewart Dowrie told Ten Daily the use of colorful – and...

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