Lonely Planet's book on Australian language and culture. Latest Edition: 254 pp colour. This book has replaced the Australian Phrasebook, which is discontinued.
Aussie c'mon!' the catch phrase of many a sporting event downunder. Understand them or not - the Australians speak a unique English filled with Dundee accents, quirky phrases and fantastic vocabulary. Few are the dobbers, bludgers and two-pot screamers - the average Aussie (o-zee) is welcoming, hospitable and full of a sense of humour. Though you might just need this book to understand the jokes.
For every social situation, here's the language you're going to hear:
-Travellers can avoid embarrassing moments and awkward misunderstandings with clear vocabulary lists
-Tousehold names, politics, sports - the book is full of the melee of Aussie interests
-Understand a little of the original cultures through the introductory chapters to Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages