The Godzone Dictionary

Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases

The Godzone Dictionary
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Format: Paperback / softback, 248 Pages
ISBN: 9781775594000
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Description

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 Māori 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.

The author

Max Cryer is a seasoned researcher and writer on aspects of the English language. A well-known broadcaster and entertainer, he hosts a weekly radio slot on the subject. He has had a long and varied career, in which he has been a schoolteacher, a compere and TV host, as well as a singer in London, Las Vegas and Hollywood. Throughout it all his love of language has remained prevalent, and he is now a full-time writer based in New Zealand.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 248 Pages
ISBN: 9781775594000
Size: 5.315 in x 8.268 in / 135 mm x 210 mm
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