Rooted: An Australian history of bad language

An Australian history of bad language
by Amanda Laugesen
$32.99

Publisher: NewSouth Publishing

Publication Date: November 01, 2020

ISBN: 9781742236636

Binding: Paperback

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What is it about Australians and swearing? We've got an international reputation for using bad language (Where the bloody hell are ya?) and letting rip with a choice swear word or two has long been a very Aussie thing to do. From the defiant curses of the convicts and bullock drivers to the humour of Kath and Kim, Amanda Laugesen, director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of Australia's bad language to reveal our preoccupations and our concerns.