Strine

Strine

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Introduced by John Clarke Do you sign on the dotted lion? Is your tea nature Orpheus rocker? Who is Charlie Charm Puck in 'Waltzing Matilda'? There was never any book about Australian speech like Strine or about posh British speech like Fraffly Well Spoken. This edition includes all four Afferbeck Lauder books, with a new foreword by John Clarke. These pages are full of mare chick momence. Tiger look and start torgon Strine! www.textclassics.com.aushow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 16mm | 80g
  • Text Publishing Co
  • Text Classics
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 192192232X
  • 9781921922329
  • 20,531

About Afferbeck Lauder

Afferbeck Lauder was born in Mairlben. He was Professor of Strine Studies at the University of Sinny and a Fellow of the Yarnurdov Foundation, London.show more

Review quote

'In their own right, Professor Afferbeck Lauder's quartet of satiric masterpieces remain remarkably accurate about the way spoken Australian tends to break sequences of words up in unusual ways, miss syllables in its hurry to get to the end and come up with sounds that the rest of the world finds incomprehensible. These books...are still great fun.' * Sydney Morning Herald * 'Ova racker lam atta blow splice lars weak end, eye animate felter rim nissen about that prefer sir ooh game up wither eyed ear of Strine. Wad African genius! Eerily cap shed the patter wah tooper fiction. Noke hidden. Yurt after Goa arfway rounder whirl to fine a funya reed.' -- Leo Schofield 'Afferbeck Lauder and his illustrator, Al Terego, belong with Lennie Lower, Emile Mercier and very few others in the pantheon of Australian humorists. Whenever they're out of print, the nation is a bleaker place. This publication has cheered me up considerably. Torque abed laugh.' -- Max Gillies 'If there's a funnier book than this, don't read it. You'll die laughing.' -- Phillip Adams 'A perennial source of linguistic delight. Lauder is in a class of his own.' -- David Crystalshow more

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7 ratings
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4 14% (1)
3 29% (2)
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