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Lost for Words: A Collection of Words and Phrases that Have Drifted Out of Everyday Usage By Hugh Lunn,

  • Title: Lost for Words: A Collection of Words and Phrases that Have Drifted Out of Everyday Usage
  • Author: Hugh Lunn
  • ISBN: 9780733317590
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Are your ears on straight Now, she was an education Who do you think you are King Farouk He s all mouth and trousers I d know his hide in a tannery More s the pity It s snowing down south If these words ring a bell, then you remember the wonderful, candid lingo of 1940s, 50s and 60s Australia.Hugh Lunn has spent sixteen years collecting words and phr Are your ears on straight Now, she was an education Who do you think you are King Farouk He s all mouth and trousers I d know his hide in a tannery More s the pity It s snowing down south If these words ring a bell, then you remember the wonderful, candid lingo of 1940s, 50s and 60s Australia.Hugh Lunn has spent sixteen years collecting words and phrases that Australians once used everyday As he points out, we have slowly given away our own rich language and have allowed it to be replaced by global TV shorthand as if, get real, puh leese, whateverArranged in quirky themes such as Lies your mother told you , Mrs Kerfoops , Getting above your station , Mutton dressed as lamb , and Hell to pay , Lost for Words also includes a fifteen part radio serial about Bert and Grace and their trials and tribulations bringing up a family after the War Filled with humour and delightful surprises, reading Lost for Words is like bumping into long lost but dearly loved friends Let s keep in touch with them and ask for our language back Hugh Lunn has written many best selling books about his life, including Over the Top With Jim, which is Australia s all time best selling childhood memoir Before becoming a full time author, Hugh s journalism won three Walkley Awards for feature writing He also won The Age Book of the Year for Vietnam A Reporter s War.
    Lost for Words A Collection of Words and Phrases that Have Drifted Out of Everyday Usage Are your ears on straight Now she was an education Who do you think you are King Farouk He s all mouth and trousers I d know his hide in a tannery More s the pity It s snowing down south If these wor

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    1. Lost for Words is the fourteenth book by Australian journalist and author, Hugh Lunn In his introduction, Lunn bemoans the loss of Australian words, expressions and slang that has occurred since the middle of last century, and their replacement with Americanisms heard on TV In this book, he draws together a collection of rogue ish, rich, direct, expansive and expressive words and phrases that used to make up the Australian idiom before it was hijacked by overseas influences Lunn includes chapter [...]

    2. I enjoyed this book Although it s kind of written like a reference book, it s very readable, and i did read it from cover to cover It s full of words, phrases and idioms, which are not necessarily Australian, but they used to be a part our language, and in my mind, most of them still ought to be At least, i want to add some of them to my vocabulary.

    3. I enjoyed this book about words very much, although I strongly disagree with the premise I migrated to Australia as an adult from a Spanish speaking country and Not only was I able to understand the stories, I also know, use and hear those australianisms mourned by the author A good compilation of Australian vernacular.

    4. A collection of Australian slang from the 20th century, ranging from the colorful to the benign Will be of interest to older generations, particularly Australians, but perhaps of limited appeal to others More a reference text than a book to sit down and read.

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