The Godzone Dictionary - pr_402874
The Godzone Dictionary - pr_402898

The Godzone Dictionary

Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases

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The Godzone Dictionary is a concise A - Z of the words and phrases that make our New Zealand language so distinctive and individual, from Aotearoa and Avondale spiders to Zambuck and Zespri. 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!

Product code: 9781775594000

ISBN 9781775594000
Dimensions 210X135
No. of pages 248
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Visitors to New Zealand are frequently surprised - and puzzled - by local terms and expressions. This concise A-Z dictionary, now updated in a new expanded edition, is a quick and easy reference to understanding the words and phrases that make the New Zealand language and speech patterns so different. Language expert Max Cryer not only provides helpful definitions for the various entries, but also sheds light on their origins. Slang words feature heavily, while a key feature of the book is the large number of Maori words that have become part of the common language over the years. Popular names of sports teams are also included, while an appendix of New Zealand acronyms completes the book. From Rotovegas to the Naki, both Kiwis and visitors to New Zealand will find the lingo of Godzone explained simply and accurately. Never stuffy or academic, Max Cryer brings his expert knowledge and dry wit to a book that is sure to become an essential reference. Sweet as!