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Lost for Words: A Collection of Words and Phrases that Have Drifted Outof Everyday Usage Hugh Lunn

Lost for Words: A Collection of Words and Phrases that Have Drifted Outof Everyday Usage

Hugh Lunn

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ISBN : 9780733317590
Paperback
342 pages
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* Are your ears on straight? * Now, she was an education. * Who do you think you are? King Farouk? * Hes all mouth and trousers *Id know his hide in a tannery. * Mores the pity. * Its snowing down south! *If these words ring a bell, then youMore* Are your ears on straight? * Now, she was an education. * Who do you think you are? King Farouk? * Hes all mouth and trousers *Id know his hide in a tannery. * Mores the pity. * Its 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. Lets keep in touch with them - and ask for our language back!Hugh Lunn has written many best-selling books about his life, including Over the Top With Jim, which is Australias all-time best-selling childhood memoir. Before becoming a full-time author, Hughs journalism won three Walkley Awards for feature writing. He also won The Age Book of the Year for Vietnam: A Reporters War.