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  • "If you're with some bird and you're trying to impress her and she's got the expression Julia Gillard's got, you kind of know you're bombing out." | Top Stories

  • Earlier this year Tony Abbott, the party's leader, spoke at a rally where members of the crowd held banners calling Julia Gillard, Australia's first female prime minister, a witch. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Julia Gillard aka Lady Macbeth has claimed she was just a part-time "typist" in her


  • NOBODY can call Julia Gillard a token woman, but she is at risk of being called a puppet prime minister.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • A 'whore' and a 'gay': Triple J's sledge on Julia and Tim TWO ABC broadcasters have called Julia Gillard a "whore" and accused boyfriend Tim Mathieson of being gay in blistering Twitter attacks as the Prime Minister prepared to open the ALP national conference today. | Top Stories

  • OUTRAGE as ABC broadcasters call Julia Gillard a "whore" and accuse boyfriend Tim Mathieson of being gay. | Top Stories

  • Premier after other prime ministerial candidates such as Julia Gillard refused to be seen with her. | Top Stories

  • Then adds: '' Julia Gillard's - the deputy prime minister's - partner. ''

    The Age News Headlines

  • Bloomberg News Julia Gillard, Australia's prime minister, outlined her carbon tax plan in Canberra on Sunday.

    Gillard Rallies Support for Carbon Tax Plan

  • Getty Images Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan The right answer would be to lift the ownership cap and let the market sort out the best way to structure ownership of ASX subject to a reasonable, transparent security review, if Canberra really must.

    Australian Market Watch


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  • Perhaps one of our resident Australians could shed some light on the matter?

    June 25, 2010

  • Julia Gillard just became the first female Prime Minister of Australia, and in doing so, raised several important questions, such as "Why is her last name pronounced like that?".

    From the spelling, and allowing for the non-rhoticity of Australian English, I expected something like 'gɪləd. Turns out it's actually closer to gɪlaːd, with equal weight given to both syllables. Weren't expecting that, were you?

    Apparently, her family are Welsh immigrants, which might explain it. (Or maybe not. I don't actually know anything about Welsh accents.)

    June 25, 2010