Strine - History PageWay back in a peculiar little book became an Australian publishing sensation. Let Stalk Strine , a lexicon of modern Australian usage by Professor Afferbeck Lauder, was a funny, quirky guide to the peculiar way we spoke, lived and thought after the war - and it sold like hotcakes, in Sydney in particular. It was a sort of Antipodean companion to Howard Chace's brilliant book, The Anguish Languish , which - as the title suggests - used words from the English language solely for their sounds, regardless of their meaning. Lauder's work did likewise - sort of - and was an imagined melange of wordplay, wit and weirdness. His keen ear meant the book was peopled with familiar characters and things with names that were clever take-offs of Aussie enunciations, coruscations and manglings of English. You might, for example, live in a terror souse or have a Gloria Soame in the suburbs, complete with an egg nishner to cool you in summer.
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For all his brilliance, women had always found him physically repellent. Archived from the original on 12 November Some further examples are:. History will surely adjudicate that it was for the ultimate good when, Ivan Inkling arrived in Australia only to discover that lauedr had arrived too late to carry out his twisted plan of revenge.
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We know little more than spare biographical detail of his years as Professor of Strine Language at the University of Sinny and as a Fellow of the Yarnurdov Foundation, London. This established him as a young lexicological lion whose insights are celebrated in academic circles, as had long been thought. It was Professor Afferbeck Lauder who made the groundbreaking discovery that Australians speak Strine-not English, and sometimes in quadrangles. In short.
Jul 18, Valerie added it. Eerily cap shed the patter wah tooper fiction. I can reveal that he is now nearing completion of a sequel to his father's landmark work, with illustrations by Hugh Jeffe. These books…are still great fun.