Idiom of Oz
How to Speak Australian!
"Idiom of Oz".....What it's about?
A manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language.
Been confused trying to find the magic translator key to understand Australian (Aussie) English? To the average ear, Aussie English sounds like everyday English, but listen real close and one can easily detect OZ verbiage that is indeed foreign to the human ear.
For example, do YOU know the difference between a "billy" and a "blind Freddy?" How about the difference between a "drongo" or a "dummy?" Would you rather be from "this side" or the "other side" of the "Black Stump?" Now YOU can find out!
Author Jake Jacobs (previous Australian resident and enthusiast) brings us "Idiom of Oz (How to Speak Australian)" for your personal reading pleasure. From hobby and project, a NEW fun book exploring the humour and unique slang, names, terms, and uses of Australian English. Includes definitions, comparisons (to other English words), native/OZ food references, travel suggestions, driving tips, picture/photo examples, and much more. A must reference and travel guide and great purchase for folks going on tour or holiday, students, or those passionate about Australia.
Cover of "Idiom of Oz" book above and picture of Author Jake Jacobs holding a live Koala (opposite page). You can too! Ask me how!