Lost for Words

by Hugh Lunn | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0733317596 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingxtrdnrywing of Parkdale, Victoria Australia on 9/22/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingxtrdnrywing from Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, September 22, 2020
* 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, whatever...

Arranged 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!

Journal Entry 2 by wingxtrdnrywing at Thrift Park Shopping Centre in Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Sunday, September 27, 2020

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