The Lingo

The Lingo

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A lively linguistic analysis of our distinctive forms of speech drawn from a range of everyday experiences, including work, relaxation, gambling, drinking, family life, sport, crime, war, politics and sexual relations.Some, such as AUNTIE for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) are known nationally. ... correctness with a person of Non-English-Speaking Background, officially acronymed to NESB, being known in Lingo as a NESBY. ... KIWIS come from MAORILAND, THE LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD or the SHAKY ISLES, otherwise known as New Zealand. ... or BANANALANDERS from BANANALAND or Queensland (capital BRISSIE or BRIS); WESTIES are residents of theanbsp;...

Title:The Lingo
Author:Graham Seal
Publisher:UNSW Press - 1999


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