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The Godzone Dictionary

The Godzone Dictionary
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Max Cryer

The Godzone Dictionary of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases

Max Cryer

The Godzone Dictionary is a concise A-Z of the words and phrases that make our New Zealand language and speech patterns so distinctive and individual, from Aotearoa and Avondale spiders to Zambuck and Zespri. Slang words and expressions feature heavily, while one of the unique features of this book is the large number of Maori words that have become a part of our common language in recent years. The listing also includes the popular names of our sports teams (so often confused!) and an appendix of common New Zealand acronyms.


Specifications:  210 x 135mm | paperback | 192pp


About the author:

Max Cryer is a language expert with many years’ experience of researching and writing on the subject. A well-known broadcaster and entertainer, he hosts a weekly radio slot on quirks of the English language. In a long career, he has been a schoolteacher, a compere and television host, as well as a performer on the opera stage in London and in cabaret in Las Vegas and Hollywood.

Max Cryer is also the author of: Love Me Tender, Hear Our Voices We Entreat

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