Covering many uniqueaand sometimes peculiaraAustralian slang phrases and words, this lighthearted guide shares the etymological history of almost 1, 000 items from Australian-English lingo. The book includes how abloodya became an all-purpose swear word, why abludgera means a lazy person, the origin of astone the crows, a and what exactly defines adangle the dunlops, a apossum knockers, a and amolly-dooker, a among other colorful words and phrases. Entertaining and informative, this offbeat book will expand knowledge and ensure laughs.The verb a#39;to fossicka#39; isfirst recorded from1852, in the Australian Gold Diggersa#39; Monthly Magazine. And thata#39;s ... In flash suburbs around Australia youa#39;ll find very expensive, topoftheline fourwheel drivevehicles employed for suburban use only.
|Title||:||Kel Richards' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable|
|Publisher||:||NewSouth - 2013-02-01|