Don't Come the Raw Prawn!
"Brilliant", "Arguably the most important work in its field", "A literary masterpiece" … just a few of the accolades critics didn't shower on John Blackman's first book, The Aussie Slang Dictionary.
Despite this, it became a smash-hit success. Don't Come the Raw Prawn! is the side-splitting, risque sequel of words and phrases so dear to the Australian heart.
Blackman, the multimedia personality best known as the voice of 'Hey Hey It's Saturday' (and the brains behind the rascally Dickie Knee) is now more than ever convinced of the world's insatiable desire to learn more about the lingo of the Land Down Under – so …
Stop alecking around and don't be a bunny … this latest book is a lot more useful than a glass door on a dunny. You'd have to be one sandwich short of a picnic or have death adders in your pocket not to pull out the Oscar and take a geek at a book that's as funny as a hatful.
Don't be a grape on the business, or a half-back flanker; when it comes to Aussie phrases, this book's fuller than a seaside dunny on Boxing Day. Starve the lizards, it's London to a brick that you'll be cracking yourself when you find out what getting off at Redfern means.
Books like this are as rare as rocking horse poop and it's no good arguing the toss about that.
Stone the crows, have a fair suck of the sav!
- Pan Macmillan Australia, February 2012
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