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Aussie Slang Dictionary

Author : Lolla Stewart
ISBN : 1925367665
Genre : Australianisms
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The ever popular and thoroughly entertaining, Aussie Slang Dictionary is back to help you decipher and speak the true local language. Full of dazzling definitions from true-blue Aussies, you'll never be lost for words with this collection of colourful sayings. From 'aerial ping-pong' (AFL) to 'on the wrong tram' (to be following the wrong train of thought) and finishing up with some 'verbal diarrhoea' (never-ending blather), your mind will be brimming with useful (and not so useful!) sayings for your next run-in with a true Aussie character.

English To Australian Slang Dictionary

Author : Bennett Books
ISBN : 1072718839
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Hello or G'day.English to Australian Slang Dictionary.Enjoy over 1001 + Aussie slang words A to Z.Easy to find words and phrase's to impress your friends in Australia and Overseas.After studying this dictionary and working on a couple other things.Maybe you can pass as an Aussie in the Big Smoke.EnjoyHoorooMr Bennett Books

Australian Slang

Author : David Tuffley
ISBN : 1477536809
Genre : Reference
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Aussie Slang is a richly-textured, often ribald world of understatement and laconic humour. This guide aims to do three things; (a) to help the traveller decipher what they hear around them in everyday Australian life, (b) give the causal reader some insight into informal Australian culture, and (c) make a record of some old Australian expressions that are slipping into disuse now that English has become a global language. Readers will recognize both British and American terms in this list. Australian English has absorbed much from these two great languages. For depth of knowledge of their own language, no-body beats the British. Its their language after all. A thousand years in the making, the English language is embedded deep in the DNA of the British. No-one uses their language more skilfully than they do. On the other hand, American English has a creative power that recognizes no boundaries. Americans have taken a very good all-purpose language and extended it in all kinds of directions with new words describing the world as it is today. They do not generally cling to old forms out of respect for tradition. As Winston Churchill observed, Britain and America … two great nations divided by the same language. Australian English sits comfortably in the space between the two. Australian English began in the early days of settlement as English English with a healthy dash of Celtic influence from the many Scots, Irish and Welsh settlers who came to Australia. Large numbers of German settlers also came in the 1800's,and their influence on the language is also clearly evident. For over a hundred years, Australia developed in splendid isolation its unique blend of English, tempered by the hardships of heat and cold, deluge and drought, bushfires and cyclones. The harsh environment united people in a common struggle to survive. People helped each other. Strong communitarian loyalties were engendered. It is from this that the egalitarian character of Australia evolved. There is a strong emphasis on building a feeling of solidarity with others. Strangers will call each other "mate" or "luv" in a tone of voice ordinarily reserved for close friends and family in other parts of the world. Everyone was from somewhere else, and no-one was better than anyone else. A strong anti-authoritarian attitude became deeply embedded in Australian English. This was mainly directed towards their British overlords who still ran the country as a profitable colony. The Australian sense of humour is generally understated, delivered with a straight-face, and is often self-deprecating in nature. No-one wants to appear to be “up themselves”. Harsh or otherwise adverse conditions had to be met without complaint, so when discussing such conditions, it was necessary to do so with laconic, understated humour. Anyone not doing so was deemed a “whinger” (win-jer).Following World War II the American influence came increasingly to influence Australian culture and therefore the language. No-one is better at selling their popular culture to the world than the United States of America. Their pop culture is a beguiling instrument of foreign policy, so pervasive and persuasive it is. Young Australians enthusiastically embraced American culture, and since the 1940's the old established British language and customs have become blended with the American. If Australian English has a remarkable quality, it is the absence of regional dialects. It is spoken with relative uniformity across the entire nation. Brisbane on the East coast is a 4,300 kilometre (2,700 mile) drive from Perth on the West coast, yet there is little discernible linguistic difference between the two places compared with the difference, for example between Boston and San Francisco in the US. Nowhere else in the world do we see such linguistic uniformity across large distances.

The Aussie Slang Dictionary

Author : FRANK. POVAH
ISBN : 1922388076
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Australian English has always been rich in slang and dialect words, many of which - dinkum for example - came out from Great Britain with the convicts and their meanings and pronunciation changed. Words from Indigenous languages, such as boomerang, began to be adopted and modified almost from the very first - and English words and phrases such as dead-finish were taken into Aboriginal languages, modified and loaned back to the English speakers. As time went by, words still in common use in Australia were no longer current in their country of origin, and so became Australianised.

Macquarie Australian Slang Dictionary

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ISBN : 1876429526
Genre : Australianisms
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Slang permeates Australian society–it can be found in pubs and RSLs, at footy matches and on TV soapies, in the hallowed halls of parliament, in schoolyards (often behind the dunnies), and up the backyard round the barbie no less. From the racy and rude, to the lighthearted and charming, from the hip and happening language of city-dwellers to the dry wit of the true laconic bushy–it's all here in the new Macquarie Australian Slang Dictionary.An entirely new dictionary covering slang from its earliest convict utterances right up to the very latest word. Editor James Lambert is one of Australia's foremost experts having made the study of Australian slang his lifetime occupation.Some features of this edition:- completely up-to-date - definitions written in accessible colloquial English–simple and easy to understand- historical treatment of important items of Aussie slang: fair dinkum, swaggies, Anzacs, humping the bluey, bonzer, Pommy, bludger, etc.- extensive coverage of rhyming slang- special attention given to slang phrases - lists of slang synonyms- regional slang gathered from contributors from all over the country, including hundreds of dinky-di terms never before recorded.

Aussie Slang Dictionary

Author : Lolla Stewart
ISBN : 1922175870
Genre : Australianisms
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You'll never be lost for words with this collection of colourful sayings. From 'aerial ping-pong' (AFL) to 'on the wrong tram' (to be following the wrong train of thought) and finishing up with some verbal diarrhoea (never- ending blather), your mind will be brimming with useful (and not so useful!) sayings for your next run-in with a true Aussie character.Learn to decipher, speak and enjoy the every-changing and continually expanding Australian language with this great dictionary compiled by Lolla Stewart.

Australian Slang

Author : Gordon Kerr
ISBN : 0143009117
Genre : Australianisms
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This dictionary brings together a colourful collection of colloquialisms from Down Under, including humorous rhyming slang, inventive insults and comical curses. Celebrating a distinctive and often irreverent language, Australian Slangis a ripper of a read that will delight visitors from OS, as well as true-blue Aussie blokes and sheilas. Read this book to discover the meaning behind perplexing Australian discourses such as this one- G'day mate! How've ya been, you old bastard? Take a butchers at that galah playing aerial ping-pong on the telly. He's about as useful as a one-legged man in an arse-kicking competition. The drongo'll get the spear if he doesn't pull his socks up.

Aussie Slang Dictionary

Author : Lolla Stewart
ISBN : 9781922036018
Genre : Humor
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The ever popular and thoroughly entertaining Aussie Slang Dictionary is back to help you decipher and speak the true local language. Full of dazzling definitions from true-blue Aussies, you'll never be lost for words with this collection of colourful sayings. From 'aerial ping-pong' (AFL) to 'on the wrong tram' (to be following the wrong train of thought) and finishing up with some 'verbal diarrhoea' (never-ending blather), your mind will be brimming with useful (and not so useful!) sayings for your next run-in with a true Aussie character.

Aussie Slang Dictionary

Author : John Blackman
ISBN : 9781743340196
Genre : Humor
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G'day from the land downunder, the land of grouse-looking sheilas, sunshine, the long weekend and the best beer in the world. Aussies have enjoyed magnificent isolation for over two hundred years. We've never really bothered about keeping up with the rest of the globe. And as a result, we've got a language all our own. But now Paul Hogan has gone and blown the best-kept secret in the universe. We're copping hordes of tourists on our doorstep every day. And our own billy lids are learning a different language that we can't understand. It's time we all got back to basics. And that's why we've published this literary masterpiece – which will be a great reference source for travellers and new settlers in our great land, too.

Aussie Slang Dictionary

Author : Elly Cridland
ISBN : 1925367509
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Aussie Slang Dictionary

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ISBN : 0867883197
Genre : Australianisms
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Miniature dictionary of Australian slang which includes such words and expressions as Tcollywobbles', Tcossie', TJoe Blake', Tkangaroos in the top paddock' and Ton the blink'.

Australian Slang Dictionary

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ISBN : OCLC:812338759
Genre : Australianisms
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Australian Slang Dictionary

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ISBN : OCLC:939601277
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The Australian Slang Dictionary

Author : Cornelius Crowe
ISBN : OCLC:37080671
Genre : English language
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The Aussie Slang Dictionary For Old And New Australians

Author : John Blackman
ISBN : 0725106042
Genre : English language
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Humourous slang dictionary compiled by the radio breakfast show host and media personality, John Blackman. Aimed partly at the tourist market.

Aussie Slang Dictionary Lge Fmt

Author : Frank Povah
ISBN : 1925847616
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The Australian Slang Dictionary

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ISBN : OCLC:221254462
Genre : English language
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Dictionary Of Australian Slang Terms

Author : Student World
ISBN : 1520898495
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A speaker of Standard English gets baffled when he hears two Australians talking informally in their Australian English, for they use hundreds of slang words in their conversation. These words are very much Australian and are obviously almost incomprehensible for a speaker of English language from other parts of the world.They use their slang terms and expressions so frequently that a non-Australian just remains a mute listener. He feels as if the speakers are using some kind of code language. Such slang words and slang expressions are frequently used by Australian sports commentators and actors in Australian movies. "Strine" is the other word that Australians use for 'slang.' In this dictionary we have included hundreds of Australian slang words and expressions with their definition, meanings, and use. We hope you will find this book very helpful to understand the Australian colloquial language.All the bestStudent World

Macquarie

Author : James Lambert
ISBN : OCLC:957017381
Genre : English language
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Reise Know How Kauderwelsch Australian Slang English Down Under Kauderwelsch Sprachf?hrer

Author : Elfi H. M. Gilissen
ISBN : 9783831740468
Genre : Travel
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Der Versuch, die Grundkenntnisse des Oz-Talk zu erlernen, sollte für jeden Besucher des fünften Kontinents Voraussetzung für diesen Abstecher sein. Den Slang Australiens prägen natürlich die Aussies selbst, und die sind vom Naturell her eher deftig, ein wenig rauh (wie ihr Land), meist aber herzlich. Gesprochen wird nach dem Motto "nur so viel wie nötig, dafür so schnell wie möglich". Böse Zungen behaupten, Aussies müssten so schnell sprechen und dabei den Mund kaum aufmachen, um sich vor lästigen Fliegen zu schützen, die, sitzen sie erst einmal zwischen den Zähnen, dem Geschmack des Bieres abträglich sind. Werden dazu noch silbenweise Wörter verschluckt, die Reste aber mit unverständlichen Kunstwörtern vermischt, dann kann die Verständigung schon schwierig werden. Aber "no worries", um sich auf den Ernstfall vorzubereiten, dafür gibt es ja dieses Buch! Was man von einer Sprache in der Schule lernt, ist eine Sache, was man wirklich spricht, eine andere. Für Reisende, die nicht nur verstanden werden möchten, sondern auch verstehen wollen, "was Sache ist", bieten die Slang-Titel der Kauderwelsch-Reihe Wörter, Sätze und Ausdrücke der Umgangssprache, die man täglich hört, aber vom Lehrer verschwiegen wurden und auch kaum im Wörterbuch zu finden sind.

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