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The weird and wonderful ways Kiwis have with the English language.

Do you speak Nu Zillund?

In Kiwi Speak, bestselling author Justin Brown eavesdrops at the dinner table, the schoolyard, the farm and the sports club to bring us an entertaining dictionary of phrases and expressions – the often hilarious, sometimes baffling New Zealandisms we use in everyday life.

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  • Paperback


    February 26, 2018

    Random House NZ

    RRP $22.00

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Top Ten Classic Kiwi Phrases

From the dairy to the beach to the hangi — in fact, anywhere Kiwis hang out — you’ll find the following crackers being used.


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Book With No Pictures
The Twits
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Wreck This Journal
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Shannon's Kitchen
The Course Of Love
Textbook Romance
Best Laid Plans
Dan and Phil Go Outside
So, Anyway...
Dad Is Fat
Meeting Of Minds
The Unexpected Truth About Animals
How to Stay Alive
The Keys
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