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The Resource Words fail me : a journey through Australia's lost language, Hugh Lunn

Words fail me : a journey through Australia's lost language, Hugh Lunn

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Words fail me : a journey through Australia's lost language
Title
Words fail me
Title remainder
a journey through Australia's lost language
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Lunn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
SOCIOLINGUISTICS. AUSTRALIAN. Hundreds of readers have responded to author Hugh Lunn's request and donated a torrent of forgotten words and sayings that he overlooked in his first book. 'So many arrived it was like trying to take a sip out of a fire hose, ' Hugh said. 'And these words were so obvious, that if they were a snake, they would have bitten me by now.' WORDS FAIL ME intertwines the sayings and phrases of yesteryear with true stories and anecdotes and recaptures what Australian used to be like back when. Hugh also casts a satirical eye on modern language madnesses: the road signs, the asterisks, the gobbledegook andcorporate speak that have replaced our euphonious direct language. As they would say today: 'He is having issues!' Lovingly collected, WORDS FAIL ME takes delight in the way we once were; a people with their own unique lingo --- clear, exaggerated and joyful
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1941-
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Lunn, Hugh
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English language
  • Australianisms
  • English language
  • Language and culture
  • Sociolinguistics
Target audience
general
Label
Words fail me : a journey through Australia's lost language, Hugh Lunn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28947484
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780733322518
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 28947484
  • (Sirsi) 28947484
Label
Words fail me : a journey through Australia's lost language, Hugh Lunn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28947484
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780733322518
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 28947484
  • (Sirsi) 28947484

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