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Kel Richards' Dictionary of Australian Phrase and Fable
Author: Kel Richards

ISBN: 9781742233734
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 February 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.5
Description:
Are you seeing your mates this arvo because it's been yonks? Do you shout ''ave a go, ya mug' to your football team from the stands? Or tell your mate his team has got Buckley's chance of winning the AFL Grand Final? Do you mutter 'stone the crows' when surprised? Perhaps you've got your wobbly boots on? Aussie English may be the most inventive and creative language in the world. This larrikin lexicography by Kel Richards tells the stories behind almost a thousand Aussie words and phrases. So if you've ever wondered how 'bloody' became an all-purpose swear word, why 'bludger' means a lazy person, or even what 'dangle the dunlops', 'possum knockers' or 'molly-dooker' might mean, then you need to read this bonzer book.

About the Author

Kel is the author of the popular Father Koala series for younger readers, and of the Sherlock Holmes' Tales of Terror series for 10-15 year-olds.

Kel has also written a series of crime novels and thrillers for adult readers that includes The Case of the Vanishing Corpse, Death in Egypt an...

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