Australian Slang: A Dictionary PDF ePub eBook

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Australian Slang: A Dictionary free pdf 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....

About David Tuffley

David Tuffley is a fourth generation Australian. That makes him a "Dinki di Aussie." His Great Grandfather1000Henry Tuffley left the Leicestershire village of Hoby in the 1860's, to travel to far-off Australia on a dangerous sea voyage lasting several months. He eventually settled in Cooktown in Far North Queensland where he became a gold miner and somehow managed to live to a ripe old age. David grew up on Brisbane's Southside in the working class suburb of Cannon Hill. As a child in the 1960's, he listened to the colourful speech of the old soldiers who had returned from World War II and the older soldiers who had served in WWI. Also listening to the stalwart wives and mothers who were the real glue of that society regardless of how irascible their men were. These men and women, now mostly gone, were the real repositories of Aussie Slang.

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Author : David Tuffley
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 22 May 2012
ISBN : 1477536809
EAN : 9781477536803
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 68 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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