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This week, the ABC asked two prominent Australians whether they thought it was appropriate to use ‘gigantic’ in place of ‘gutsy’ in some contexts.
One said it was.
“Giant,” he said, while the other said “gutty.”
The conversation has since taken a different turn, with a group of Australians who are opposed to coal mining calling on the government to outlaw the use of the word “giant” in the workplace.
“I’m not a huge fan of the use,” one of them told the ABC.
“The word ‘Giant’ is so ingrained in our language and our culture that I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to be using it.”
A lot of people are really pissed off that ‘gulp’ is in the dictionary, so they’re saying ‘we need to change it’ So, what’s the difference?
The dictionary definition of ‘bigger’ is “larger than a normal human being”, and “gulp” is “the act of sucking something down.”
However, that’s not the dictionary definition for “gigant”, as the Oxford English Dictionary lists the word as “the contraction of the two words gargantuan and gargantious”.
The ABC also contacted the Australian Federal Police and found that the police do not use the term “giga” in their official publications.
The bureau did not respond to the ABC’s questions about the bureau’s use of “giggity” and “biggest” in place and context.
One person in the audience told the presenter that the ABC should stop using “gulper” and instead use the more neutral “gugg”.
However, the audience member told the host they would still use the words.
“You know, I don.
It’s not like ‘gug’ is a bad word,” he told the program host.
“It’s a pretty nice word.”
The audience member then added that it was “not my cup of tea”.
What do other words mean?
“Gigantic” is a slang term for “bigger than a regular human being” but the Oxford Dictionary says it’s “commonly used to describe people with extraordinary strength, as when people are talking about ‘the strongest man in the universe’.” “Guggy” is also a slang word for “superhuman” but is more likely to be used in conversation, and the Oxford dictionary says it has a wider meaning.
“A giant” is the most common slang term, the Oxford’s definition says, and it comes from the British phrase “big man, big trouble”.
“Gus gus, Gus gus.”
A phrase used to mean “I can’t get enough of you.”
“Gutty” is an adjective meaning “unfit for purpose”, and the dictionary defines “guttural” as “unusually loud, angry, or aggressive”.
“Wah!” is an Australian expression used to express displeasure, while “joke” is used to indicate a joke.
“Wannabe” is commonly used to refer to someone who is pretending to be something they’rent.
“Big” is generally a word that refers to “big” and is also used in the context of someone who looks like a giant.
“Poop” is more commonly used as a noun to refer specifically to something made of solid material.
“Coffee” is one of Australia’s more common nouns and can refer to anything.
“Tastes like” is another common Australian adjective, but the dictionary says that “tastes” is not a proper noun.
“Hair” is sometimes used as an adjective, although the Oxford is more concerned with its use in the English language.
“Shit” is often used as part of a sentence to describe something, or someone, but is not typically a proper adjective.
“Joke” can be used to address someone as a joke, but it is not considered to be a proper adverb.
The dictionary says “jokes” is only an adverb and that it can be applied to an action, such as “to have a joke about the weather”.
“Scooby-Doo” is actually a combination of “scooby” and the word for cat.
It is sometimes confused with “Scout”, which is the name of the character in Scooby-Doo, a fictional children’s TV show.
“Oscar” is slang for “bully” and was coined by the actor Robert De Niro in the 1970s.
“Stuff” is most commonly used in Australia