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Fair Dinkum! Aussie Slang

A mix of traditional and modern slang, in a fresh design, this guide will educate and entertain readers, and tickle their funny bones.

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Australian slang unites the true blue and the dinky-di and separates the cheeky little possums from the happy little Vegemites. In this attractive pictorial guide, readers will learn to distinguish their drongos from their dropkicks and discover where our unique vernacular comes from. Discover the connection between bludgers and pimps, drongos and a winless horse. Aussie slang tells us much about our history; in this book are words that have evolved from Indigenous languages, the dialects of the British Isles and the names, catchphrases and peccadillos of Australian celebrities.  Alongside the fascinating etymological information are striking images from the National Library’s vast Pictures Collection—used to great humorous effect in illustrating the slang words and phrases—and commentaries by H.G. Nelson, the man who, together with Rampaging Roy Slaven, brought the world the ‘battered sav’, the ‘hullo boys’ and the ‘spinning date’, all gymnastics moves that need little further explanation. A mix of traditional and modern slang, in a fresh design, this guide will educate and entertain readers, and tickle their funny bones.

ISBN9780642278791
Book Title

Fair Dinkum! Aussie Slang

Publisher

National Library of Australia

Imprint

National Library of Australia

Genre

Culture & Society

Format

Paperback

Dimensions

170mm x 170mm

Date Published

November 2015

Pages

124

Weight0.332 kg

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