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The Godzone Dictionary of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases

The Godzone Dictionary is a concise A – Z of the words and phrases that make the New Zealand language so distinctive and individual.

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Visitors to New Zealand are frequently surprised — and puzzled — by local terms and expressions. This concise A–Z dictionary, now updated in a new expanded edition, is a quick and easy reference to understanding the words and phrases that make the New Zealand language and speech patterns so different. Language expert Max Cryer not only provides helpful definitions for the various entries, but also sheds light on their origins. Slang words feature heavily, while a key feature of the book is the large number of Maori words that have become part of the common language over the years. Popular names of sports teams are also included, while an appendix of New Zealand acronyms completes the book. From Rotovegas to the Naki, both Kiwis and visitors to New Zealand will find the lingo of Godzone explained simply and accurately. Never stuffy or academic, Max Cryer brings his expert knowledge and dry wit to a book that is sure to become an essential reference. Sweet as!

ISBN9781775594000
Book Title

The Godzone Dictionary of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases

Publisher

Exisle Publishing

Imprint

Exisle Publishing

Genre

Language

Format

Paperback

Dimensions

210mm x 134mm

Date Published

August 2019

Pages

248

Weight0.297 kg

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