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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