Synopses & Reviews
Toss another shrimp on the barbie, crack open a tinny or pour yourself a chardy while you traverse Australia's vast expanse of true blue, fair dinkum Aussie lingo - from cosmopolitan communique to surf slang, outback jargon and some of the world's oldest indigenous languages. C'mon avagoyermug!
-Features comprehensive section on Australia's impressive array of indigenous languages.
-Lonely Planet's English Language &Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew.
-Get into the culture and humor behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them.
...for the adventurous traveler who wants to live like a native.' --Real Simple Magazine, June 2005
With this helpful and amusing guide to Australian English, travelers will avoid embarrassing moments and awkward misunderstandings. Provides clear vocabulary lists, household names and terms from sports and politics indigenous to the Australian way of speaking. Includes introductory chapters to Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages and essential English words and phrases for non-English speakers.