Kel Richards' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Kel Richards' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

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Covering many uniquea€”and sometimes peculiara€”Australian slang phrases and words, this lighthearted guide shares the etymological history of almost 1, 000 items from Australian-English lingo. The book includes how a€œbloodya€ became an all-purpose swear word, why a€œbludgera€ means a lazy person, the origin of a€œstone the crows, a€ and what exactly defines a€œdangle the dunlops, a€ a€œpossum knockers, a€ and a€œmolly-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
Author:Kel Richards
Publisher:NewSouth - 2013-02-01


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