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Fair Dinkum! Aussie Slang - H. G. Nelson

Fair Dinkum! Aussie Slang

Paperback Published: 2nd November 2015
ISBN: 9780642278791
Number Of Pages: 124

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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 new 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.

About the Author

HG Nelson has been searing himself into the nation's consciousness since 1986, with such programs as This Sporting Life, Club Buggery, The Channel Nine Show, Planet Norwich, The Nation Dumps, The Dream and The Ice Dream and The Memphis Trousers Half Hour. He is also the author of Petrol, Bait, Ammo and Ice, and The Really Stuffed Guide to Good Food 2006.

ISBN: 9780642278791
ISBN-10: 0642278792
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 124
Published: 2nd November 2015
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 17.0

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