Australian Humour and Slang

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“Black, dry, irreverent, ironic, self-mocking” are all words that have been used to describe Australian humour. This humour is reflected in the unique slang that is used by Aussies. The author has compiled a comprehensive catalogue of Australian colloquialisms and has included not only explanations of their meanings, but in several cases short stories and examples of them.

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About Ian McKenzie

Ian McKenzie has spent a major part of his working career in Primary, Secondary, Special and Tertiary sectors of Education. Currently he is semi-retired and working on a part-time basis with International Post-Graduate students helping them come to an understanding of Australian work-place culture and communication.


Review by: Balaji Ramasamy on Oct. 17, 2012 : star star star star star
Great book to learn about Australian Humour. Very helpful for foreigners in Australia, even though they are native English speakers.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Xue Huang on Oct. 03, 2012 : star star star star star
This is a fabulous book, I can learn a lot of authentic Aussie slang from this book, I really enjoy it^^.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Chiranjit Biswas on Sep. 18, 2012 : star star star star star
This is a great book to read on Assie slang. If anyone truly understand the true depth of the local slangs, this book will be very helpful.
After reading it through I am trying to memeorise as much as possible. I am very satisfied with it. It is very good book and highly recomended.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Tony XU on Aug. 28, 2012 : star star star star star
Hi Guys,

This is a really informative and comprehensive book about Australian slang. I can find almost every Australian idiom that I have heard of in this book. Most importantly, this is a great deal of just under 3 bucks.

Enjoy! Anyone who is keen on Australian slang and culture.

(reviewed the day of purchase)

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