Australian Phrasebook

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Lonely Planet, 1998 - Foreign Language Study - 254 pages
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'C'mon, Aussie c'mon!' the catch phrase of many a sporting event downunder. Understand them or not - the Australians speak a unique English filled with Dundee accents, quirky phrases and fantastic vocabulary. Few are the dobbers, bludgers and two-pot screamers - the average Aussie (o-zee) is welcoming, hospitable and full of a sense of humour. Though you might just need this book to understand the jokes. *for every social situation, here’s the language you're going to hear *travellers can avoid embarrassing moments and awkward misunderstandings with clear vocabulary lists *household names, politics, sports - the book is full of the melee of Aussie interests *understand a little of the original cultures through the introductory chapters to Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
American English
15
Irregardless
20
GENERAL AUSSIE ENGLISH
21
National Songs
47
Victoria
52
Netball 126
54
Northern Territory
59
Cricket
122
CITY BUSH
129
Shearers
134
ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES
147
Structure
153
Talking with Aboriginal
170
Land Rights
181
Kriol
192

Queensland
60
Aboriginal Influence
70
Differences
77
Beer
93
The Classic Aussie Party
99
TheGood Guys
105
Rugby League Football
119
Darwin the Nearby
199
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LANGUAGES
217
VICTORIA NEW SOUTH WALES
229
TORRES STRAIT LANGUAGES
235
On the Islands
241
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