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Aussie Humour And Slang

Author : Ian McKenzie
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Australian humour can be black, dry, irreverent, ironic, and self-mocking. This humour is reflected in colloquial language used in Australia. This book is a collection of those colloquialisms with some explanations of their derivation and meaning. He has knagaroos loose in the top paddock - It's as dry as a dead dingo's donger - A stubbie short of a six-pack - As busy as a cat burying shit - Mad as a cut snake.
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A To Zed Of Aussie Slang

Author : Ian McKenzie
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An updated 2015 glossary of Australian slang. Languages are alive and constantly changing. After the Malaysian airways fight MH17 was shot down in Ukraine in 2014, Australia's Prime Minister threatened to "shirtfront" Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the November G20 meeting of government heads in Brisbane, Australia. Not many people except for ardent Australian Rules Football followers had any idea of what a "shirtfront" is. It is explained along with hundreds of other slang terms in this comprehensive up to date glossary of Australian colloquialisms.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Powerful Professional Personal Presentations

Author : Ian McKenzie
Genre : Business & Economics
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Professionals are regularly called upon to give presentations of various types. It may be; conducting a coaching session or seminar, a training program, or being a guest speaker at an event. If you are required to present a topic, you will want it to be professionally done, optimising the interest, enjoyment and the learning outcomes of the participants. This publication gives you the strategies to quickly develop the necessary skills to give a professional performance which will ling be remembered. Author Ian McKenzie, has spent a major part of his working career as a teacher, educator, trainer, lecturer and educational presenter in various training institutes. Having observed presentations ranging from brilliant to lousy and just about everything in between, Ian has analysed what makes the best presentations and gives that information here. Ian believes that we don't have sufficient time in one life-time to make all the mistakes ourselves. So, in addition to learning from our own mistakes it is important that we also learn from others.
Category: Business & Economics

Studies In Ethnopragmatics Cultural Semantics And Intercultural Communication

Author : Kerry Mullan
ISBN : 9789813299832
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is the first in a three-volume set that celebrates the career and achievements of Cliff Goddard, a pioneer of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage approach in linguistics. In addition, it explores ethnopragmatics and conversational humour, with a further focus on semantic analysis more broadly. Often considered the most fully developed, comprehensive and practical approach to cross-linguistic and cross-cultural semantics, Natural Semantic Metalanguage is based on evidence that there is a small core of basic, universal meanings (semantic primes) that can be expressed in all languages. It has been used for linguistic and cultural analysis in such diverse fields as semantics, cross-cultural communication, language teaching, humour studies and applied linguistics, and has reached far beyond the boundaries of linguistics into ethnopsychology, anthropology, history, political science, the medical humanities and ethics.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Mirth Of Nations

Author : Christie Davies
ISBN : 9781351479370
Genre : Social Science
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The Mirth of Nations is a social and historical study of jokes told in the principal English-speaking countries. It is based on use of archives and other primary sources, including old and rare joke books. Davies makes detailed comparisons between the humor of specific pairs of nations and ethnic and regional groups. In this way, he achieves an appreciation of the unique characteristics of the humor of each nation or group.A tightly argued book, The Mirth of Nations uses the comparative method to undermine existing theories of humor, which are rooted in notions of hostility, conflict, and superiority, and derive ultimately from Hobbes and Freud. Instead Davies argues that humor merely plays with aggression and with rule-breaking, and that the form this play takes is determined by social structures and intellectual traditions. It is not related to actual conflicts between groups. In particular, Davies convincingly argues that Jewish humor and jokes are neither uniquely nor overwhelmingly self-mocking as many writers since Freud have suggested. Rather Jewish jokes, like Scottish humor and jokes are the product of a strong cultural tradition of analytical thinking and intelligent self-awareness.The volume shows that the forty-year popularity of the Polish joke cycle in America was not a product of any special negative feeling towards Poles. Jokes are not serious and are not a form of determined aggression against others or against one's own group. The Mirth of Nations is readable as well as revisionist. It is written with great clarity and puts forward difficult and complex arguments without jargon in an accessible manner. Its rich use of examples of all kinds of humor entertains the reader, who will enjoy a great variety of jokes while being enlightened by the author's careful explanations of why particular sets of jokes exist and are immensely popular. The book will appeal to general readers as well as those in cultural stu
Category: Social Science

Aussie Gags

Author : John Blackman
ISBN : 9781743340172
Genre : Humor
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"My grandfather died peacefully in his sleep. Which is more than I can say for the three passengers he had in his car at the time." At school, John Blackman was voted the student most likely to recede. Despite this, he has emerged as one of our best-loved funny men. Now the master of the microphone on TV's 'Hey Hey It's Saturday', the voice behind the hat that is Dickie Knee, the king of the backhanders has compiled over 1400 of his all-time favourite one-liners and jokes. "It was so cold today, I saw a politician with his hand in his own pocket." Following the side-splitting success of his previous books Don't Come the Raw Prawn! and The Best of Aussie Slang, John has become the undisputed master of Aussie lingo. Now he takes on his biggest challenge to date: to plumb the depths of the Aussie sense of humour! "I have a lot of trouble sleeping. Sometimes I toss and turn at my desk all day." Ever wished you could come up with an unforgettable one-liner at a crucial moment? Or be known as the king or queen of jokes? This is the definitive book of jokes from all over the world that make Aussies laugh.
Category: Humor

Aussie Slang Pictorial

Author : Andrew Howey
ISBN : 1922175722
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A popular combination of Aussie Slang quotes, sayings and full colour photography make up this humorous book. Each photograph depicts and illustrates the accompanying Australian slang saying in a fun and intriguing way. Including some gems like:- Raining cats and dogs- Like a bandicoot on a burnt bridge- All alone like a country dunny- Buckly's chance- A fly in the ointmentand many more...

Australia S Funniest Yarns

Author : Graham Seal
ISBN : 9781760872915
Genre : Humor
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Graham Seal writes ripper, fair dinkum, true-blue Aussie yarns.' - The Weekly Times Australians traditionally like their humour irreverent, crude and with very sharp teeth. Perhaps you've heard of the vicious drop bears that fall on unsuspecting tourists as they walk through the bush? Or the hoop snakes that put their tails in their mouths as they roll down the hill towards you? Or how about the Citizenship Test for Aspiring Australians which begins with this question about an essential life skill: 'How many slabs can you fit in the back of a Falcon ute while also allowing room for your cattle dog?' The bush is the source of traditional Aussie humour. Pioneering, settlement and battling fire, flood and drought have produced yarns of tough cocky farmers, shearers, bush workers, swaggies and dreadful cooks. Much of this humour relates to the resilience and fortitude necessary to endure the realities of rural life. Australians took this sensibility with them to war and to work in the cities, and the tradition continues today. Whatever the circumstances, Australians have always found something to laugh about, laugh at or laugh off. 'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller.' - Warren Fahey AM
Category: Humor

The True Blue Guide To Australian Slang

Author : Jenny Hunter
ISBN : 1741101921
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Australians are known for their informality and laid-back nature and this is reflected in the liberal use of colourful and amusing slang. THE TRUE BLUE GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN SLANG is an A-Z journey through the words, expressions and cultural idiosyncrasies that make Australians so unique. Humorous, yet comprehensive and up-to-date, The True Blue Guide to Australian Slang covers everything from curses and rhyming slang to insults, sexual innuendo and euphemisms. It features classic Aussie bush slang as well as more contemporary expressions that are commonly used in the city. THE TRUE BLUE GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN SLANG gives us all a new understanding and appreciation of the irreverent wit that is such a feature of the Australian language and will be indispensable for both locals and visitors.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Australian Military Slang

Author : Aussie Digger
ISBN : 1495261689
Genre : Reference
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Australian Military Slang is a window into the rank and file culture of the Australian Army and to some extent the Navy and Air Force. It is an honest, confronting and often humorous look into a culture that most civilians never experience. Australian military culture has its origins in the traditions of the British military, though over more than a century it has evolved into its own distinct culture. The Australian military has the fundamental values of courage, initiative, respect and comradeship. There is an ethos of courage and toughness built on a foundation of loyalty and fairness. Around the world, the Australian military is respected for its professionalism, integrity, initiative and esprit de corp. Though relative small compared with other countries, the Australian military is known to “punch above its weight” as the old boxing metaphor goes. Like any military, there is strong hierarchy. Much of the language is concerned with establishing and reinforcing the military hierarchy. It is essential that everyone accepts their place in the hierarchy. There is hazing implied in the language. A fighting unit depends on each member to withstand the pressure of combat and do their job. Everyone is tested, and tested again. Anyone found wanting is weeded out before they have a chance to get anyone killed. The men and women of the Australian Defence Force have a colorful language all their own. Full of profanity and wry humor, it has developing over time, taking influences from the broader Australian dialect, as well as the militaries of other nations, principally Britain and the United States with whom Australia has worked most closely over time. Readers of Australian Military Slang are warned that there is much strong language. If you are likely to be offended by this, then you have been made aware. This dictionary makes no judgment on the appropriateness of the language in relation to community standards. It simply documents it as it is. It is worth preserving for posterity. In recent times, the Chief of the Defence Forces has made it clear that the culture of 'bastardisation' must end. The military has to be able to recruit new members from the community, competing favourably with civilian careers. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Australia. It is comprised of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) plus a several 'tri-service' units. While the Australian military is relatively small compared to many of its Asian neighbors, it is one of the most technologically advanced militaries in the world, giving it the capability to operate effectively in the Asia-Pacific and beyond. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) operates around 70 vessels of various sizes, from frigates, submarines, to patrol boats. There are two parts to the RAN's structure; Fleet Command (operational) and Navy Strategic Command (support).The Australian Army is Australia's military land force. While the Australian Army is principally a light infantry force, it is in the process of being 'hardened and networked' to enable it to conduct higher-intensity operations. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the air force branch of the ADF. The RAAF has up to date combat and transport aircraft plus a network of bases in strategic locations across Australia.
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