Dog's Eye and Dead Horse: The Complete Guide to Australian Rhyming Slang

Dog s Eye and Dead Horse The Complete Guide to Australian Rhyming Slang A comprehensive collection of Australian rhyming slang in all its fascinating and bawdy glory It s much fun to say What s the John Dory instead of What s the story and Give me a Captain Cook instead

  • Title: Dog's Eye and Dead Horse: The Complete Guide to Australian Rhyming Slang
  • Author: Graham Seal
  • ISBN: 9780733325892
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • A comprehensive collection of Australian rhyming slang, in all its fascinating and bawdy glory.It s much fun to say What s the John Dory instead of What s the story and Give me a Captain Cook instead of Give me a look , and wonderfully cheeky to remark Who made the apple tart instead of Who made a fart But there is also a darker side to rhyming slangA comprehensive collection of Australian rhyming slang, in all its fascinating and bawdy glory.It s much fun to say What s the John Dory instead of What s the story and Give me a Captain Cook instead of Give me a look , and wonderfully cheeky to remark Who made the apple tart instead of Who made a fart But there is also a darker side to rhyming slang it can be used like a secret code perhaps that s why criminals have always been fond of it Since colonial days, Australians have used rhyming slang with great style And as the addition of Britney Spears beers goes to show, rhyming slang is still very much alive In DOG S EYE AND DEAD HORSE, Graham Seal shares his long held fascination with this aspect of everyday language As well as including an A to Z section, he groups the rhymes by themes the body plus its functions, its adornments and its afflictions has the most entries Expect irreverence, whimsy and wit You may be shocked but you will also laugh out loud.

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