Sydney University Press, 1990, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, New
Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 362 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . About the only contact average Americans have had with Australian slang is the well-known television commercial that promises to "put another shrimp on the barbie" if they spend their next vacation "Down Under." Those that do eventually visit Australia will quickly find an indigenous patois incredibly rich and amusing, drawing on everything from American English to the languages of its native peoples. And readers of A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms will learn not only that "barbie" means barbecue, but that "Down Under" is rarely used by Australians themselves. The new edition of A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms adds almost 1,000 new entries, as well as over 1,000 revised ones. All of the entries are supported by numerous citations showing how the words are used, and special attention is payed to origins and derivations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australiana; Australia; Language & Linguistics. ISBN: 0424001780. ISBN/EAN: 9780424001784. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5671.