Humans just can’t go past a good abbreviated nickname. Almost all countries seem to do it to some extent. The British have ‘LFC’ for Liverpool Football Club, the Americans have ‘Dubs’ for Warriors. And the Australians, they abbreviate abbreviations! Case in point: the Melbourne Cricket Ground (famous sporting arena). Tourists will call it the ‘MCG’ – a fair abbreviation. Australians will call it the ‘G’ and then wonder why you don’t understand them! Ever heard an Australian says they’re “going to the G, in the arvo, to see the footy, have a sanga and a frothy”?!? According to researchers, one possible reason why we love slang is because we think it makes us sound less “pretentious”.