The foreign language of Footy

The Wall st Journal recently published an article by Rhiannon Hoyle about the language used in our game.


Interesting to note an English lecturer at Adelaide Uni David Caldwell, is launching “Footytionary” some time this year, a dictionary to make Australian Rules comprehensible to the Chinese.




  1. rabid dog says:

    With Kochie /Kochy as co-Author perhaps? I thought that most of our football terms translated into ‘money’ in chinese anyway (since Port got involved).

  2. Michael Viljoen says:

    Nice article. Thanks for bringing it here.

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