Posted February 16, 2018 14:19:56We’re all aware of the D in Australia and that it is a unique place, and it’s one of the reasons it is so special.
But what does that mean to us?
Well, we’re happy to introduce you to the new D in our own language, and we’re excited to share the news with you all.
To celebrate the birthday of the original D, we thought we’d take the opportunity to share with you some of our favourite moments from Australia and the world.
For many years, the D was spoken as the native language of Australia, so we have some special things to share today.
We hope you enjoy these moments, and remember to join us at our celebration on February 16th, 2018 at 7:30pm AEST, at the iconic Canberra Airport.
Here are some of the more notable moments from our country’s history.
And here are some more fun facts about the D.
First, you will notice the word “D” in Australia, but it’s actually a mispronunciation.
The D stands for “de” – which is pronounced “dean”.
We were told it was originally pronounced “Dee-zay” as a way of referring to the person in charge of the government, but later we realised that it was actually pronounced “Die-zah” – a misnomer.
It was eventually changed to the correct spelling in the 1980s, and the D has since become part of our language and our heritage.
We’ve also learned that it’s a very difficult word to pronounce for children, because it’s written as “dee-zee” in the official dictionary.