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The Godzone Dictionary eBook

The Godzone Dictionary eBook
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Max Cryer
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The Godzone Dictionary of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases eBook

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 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. From Rotovegas to the Naki, Pig Islanders everywhere – not to mention tourists – will find Godzone explained as never before. Never stuffy or academic, Max Cryer brings his expert knowledge and sly wit to a book that is sure to be a reference for many years to come. Sweet as!

 

Specifications:  ebook | 192 pp

 

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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