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The aitch factor : adventures in Australian English / Susan Butler
Bib ID 6535111
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Butler, Susan, 1948- author
 
Description Sydney, New South Wales : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014 
©2014 
xv, 284 pages ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9781742612614 (hardback)
Summary

For thirty years, Macquarie Dictionary editor Susan Butler has been in the front row watching Australians alternatively defend, reject, embrace and argue heatedly about every aspect of language usage. She has witnessed crusades against 'youse', ducked the missiles over the phrase 'man boobs', pondered the changing pronunciation of 'Beijing', recorded - controversially - the evolving meaning of 'misogyny' and wondered why on earth we still cling to the grammarian's flourish known as the apostrophe.

Subjects English language -- Australia -- Synonyms and antonyms.  |  English language -- Usage.  |  Language and culture -- Australia.  |  Australian
Also Titled

Adventures in Australian English

Haitch factor

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