When writers need advice, they turn to editors, and Nicholas Hudson is a formidable presence in the editing world.

But how does his advice stack up linguistically? And what do Australian writers need to know?

Author and editor Nicholas Hudson speaks with linguist Daniel Midgley on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Show notes

Ocky, plonko and shornie… There are 2000 new Aussie words in the Oxford Dictionaries
http://www.news.com.au/national/ocky-plonko-and-shornie-there-are-2000-new-aussie-words-in-the-oxford-dictionaries/story-fncynjr2-1227327980081

How the language you speak changes your view of the world
https://theconversation.com/how-the-language-you-speak-changes-your-view-of-the-world-40721

Think your world view is fixed? Learn another language and you’ll think differently
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/27/world-view-learn-another-language

German doesn’t have a progressive aspect
http://german.about.com/library/anfang/blanfang04b.htm

Comment thread on Reddit
http://www.reddit.com/r/linguistics/comments/34aefq/question_about_recent_study_into_bilingual_world/

Nicholas Hudson: Bio
http://editorsvictoria.org/publications/9-uncategorised/113-nick-hudson-awarded-1995

Modern Australian Usage
http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781760111557

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com

Zenosyne: The Sense That Time Keeps Going Faster
http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/post/117535941935/life-is-short-and-life-is-long-but-not-in-that

Wiktionary: Zeno
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Zeno

Wiktionary: Syne
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/syne

Why Time Feels Like It Passes Quicker as You Get Older
http://lifehacker.com/why-time-feels-like-it-passes-quicker-as-you-get-older-1536099982

Why Time Goes Faster as You Get Older
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201004/why-time-goes-faster-you-get-older


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