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  • Published: 2 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143009115
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

Australian Slang


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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 Slang is 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.

  • Pub date: 2 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143009115
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

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