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Furphies and Whizz-bangs: Anzac Slang from the Great War
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Amanda Laugesen (Director, Australian National Dictionary Centre)
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Furphies and Whizz-bangs: Anzac Slang from the Great War

Amanda Laugesen (Director, Australian National Dictionary Centre)


9780195597356

Oxford University Press


Language: reference & general;
Dictionaries;
linguistics;
History;
Australasian & Pacific history;
Military history


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Furphies and Whizz-bangs: ANZAC Slang from the Great War tells the story of the First World War through an examination of the slang used by soldiers from Australia and New Zealand.

Drawing on a range of primary source material taken from soldiers’ letters, diaries and trench publications, along with contemporary newspapers and books, the language of the ANZAC soldiers is brought to life. 

From the language soldiers used to make sense of military life, to the slang of the trenches, to the words of the home front, this book illuminates the cultural and social worlds of ANZAC soldiers. It tells us of the everyday grumblings of the soldiers, the horrors of the battlefield, and the humour they used as they tried to endure the war. Also included are chapters on the slang of the Australian Flying Corps and the Royal Australian Navy, and place names used by soldiers.

By:   Amanda Laugesen (Director Australian National Dictionary Centre)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 131mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   276g
ISBN:   9780195597356
ISBN 10:   0195597354
Publication Date:   December 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction Words From the Big Stoush: Tracing the language of Australian soldiers ; 1. He Earned his Name as Digger: Australian soldiers ; 2. Things Are Well up to Putty Here: Life in the army ; 3. If the Kiwi King You're After: Military hierarchy, bureaucracy and other sources of complaint ; 4. Alley at the Toot: Languages ; 5. Fritz was Napoo: Enemies and friends ; 6. The Usual Nightly Strafe: Trench and battlefield ; 7. Passing Shrapnel Corner: Place names ; 8. The Daily Hate: Weapons and the technology of war ; 9. Language of the Air and Sea: Words of the Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Navy ; 10. Aussieland, the Diggers' Home Sweet Home: Home and home front ; Conclusion: Recording and Remembering the Language of the Soldiers of the Great War

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