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              The Godzone Dictionary: Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases
               

              The Godzone Dictionary: Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cryer, Max

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              "The Godzone Dictionary is a concise A - Z of the words and phrases that make our New Zealand language and speech patterns so different. Language expert Max Cryer examines a wide range of words and phrases, shedding light on their origin and offering helpful definitions. Slang wo...rds and expressions feature heavily, while one of the unique features of this book is the large number of Mori words that have become part of our common language in recent years. The listing also includes the popular names of our sports teams, and an appendix of common New Zealand acronyms completes the book."--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781775594000
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Exisle Publishing
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              The Cat's Out of the Bag: Truth and lies about cats
                

              The Cat's Out of the Bag: Truth and lies about cats (EPUB ebook)

              By Cryer, Max

              Celebrates cats and all they have given to us: words and expressions, poems, books, movies, cartoons and artworks. Explores their attributes, night vision, sense of smell, sleeping habits, life expectancy and more. Everything you ever wanted to know about cats can be enjoyed in t...his magnificent miscellany to be read with one on your lap.
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              ISBN 9781775592075
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              Published NZ 1 Feb 2015
              Publisher Exisle Publishing
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              Is It True?: The facts behind the things we have been told
               

              Is It True?: The facts behind the things we have been told (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cryer, Max

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              "In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of ideas and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social history, language, music, politics, the natural world and much mor...e, we discover the truth behind some of our most cherished beliefs"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781921966484
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2014
              Publisher Exisle Publishing
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              The Cat's Out of the Bag: Truth and lies about cats
                 

              The Cat's Out of the Bag: Truth and lies about cats (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Cryer, Max

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              From ancient times cats have occupied a special place in many cultures around the world. They have generated a fascinating array of words and expressions, as well as poems, books, movies, cartoons and artworks. Max Cryer celebrates cats and all they have given to us. Explores the...ir attributes, night vision, sense of smell, sleep requirements, li...
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              ISBN 9781459693777
              Released NZ 19 Mar 2015
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              The Cat's Out of the Bag: Truth and lies about cats
               

              The Cat's Out of the Bag: Truth and lies about cats (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cryer, Max

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              "What cats have generated for us, however, is a fascinating array of words, expressions, poems, books, movies, cartoons and artworks. It seems we cannot get enough of them: from ancient times they have occupied a special place in many different cultures around the world. In this ...book Max Cryer celebrates cats and all they have given to us. He describes the many words and expressions they have inspired, from catnip and catwalk to the cats whiskers and raining cats and dogs, as well as famous cat characters like Garfield, Felix the Cat, The Cat in the Hat and Puss in Boots, songs as varied as Whats New Pussycat? and The Cats Duet, and poems like The Owl and the Pussycat and Hey Diddle Diddle. The cats owned by famous celebrities are described, from Elizabeth Taylors Jeepers Creepers to Dr Johnsons Hodge. In other chapters he explores cats attributes, the strength of their night vision and sense of smell, their sleep requirements, life expectancy and much more."--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781921966545
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2015
              Publisher Exisle Publishing
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              Every Dog Has Its Day: A Thousand Things You Didn't Know About Man's Best Friend
                

              Every Dog Has Its Day: A Thousand Things You Didn't Know About Man's Best Friend (EPUB ebook – 1st edition)

              By Cryer, Max

              'Every Dog Has Its Day' is a unique collection of extraordinary stories, feats and facts that will both inform and entertain. Written with a delightfully light touch, Max Cryer dispels some myths about dogs and confirms why they occupy such a special place in our lives.

              ISBN 9781775590712
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              Published NZ 3 Jun 2013
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              Preposterous Proverbs: Why Fine Words Butter No Parsnips
                

              Preposterous Proverbs: Why Fine Words Butter No Parsnips (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

              By Cryer, Max

              Proverbs ... we've all grown up with them and we probably repeat them without much thought. Yes, 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush' and 'absence makes the heart grow fonder', but these sayings have almost become cliches - and it is the same in every country and culture.... Such 'pearls of wisdom' play a key role in the moral guidance of societies everywhere. Sometimes the wisdom is distinctly odd, sometimes it has become outdated and sometimes it is simply contradictory. After all, do 'many hands make light work' or do 'too many cooks spoil the broth'? You can't really have it both ways. In 'Preposterous Proverbs', language expert Max Cryer looks at a vast array of proverbs from around the world on subjects ranging from birth, food, women and love to money, animals, sin and death. He has chosen some of the most interesting and perplexing, and analyses their meaning and truth with his characteristic wry wit. A great book to dip into, 'Preposterous Proverbs' will take you from Greece ('A thousand men cannot undress a naked man') and Japan ('Fools and scissors must be carefully handled') to Russia ('The more you sleep, the less you sin') and India ('A fat spouse is a quilt for the winter'). Max Cryer is a language guru with many years' experience of researching and writing on the subject. A well-known broadcaster and entertainer, he hosts a weekly radio slot on quirks of the English language. In a long career, he has been a schoolteacher, a compere and television host, as well as a performer on the opera stage in London and in cabaret in Las Vegas and Hollywood. Now a full-time writer living in Auckland, he has written many books, including 'Who Said That First?', 'Love Me Tender' and 'The Godzone Dictionary'.
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              ISBN 9781927147979
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              Published NZ 10 Sep 2011
              Publisher Exisle Publishing
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              Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them
                

              Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them (Hardback)

              By Cryer, Max

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              This book is as good as gold for word buffs... I kid you not!

              ISBN 9781616081430
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2010
              Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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              Superstitions: and why we have them
               

              Superstitions: and why we have them (Paperback)

              By Cryer, Max

              In this witty and informative book, Max Cryer explains the origins of many of the things we commonly say and observe, and why they are part of our lives: kissing under the mistletoe, number thirteen, not walking under ladders, saying 'bless you' after sneezing. So many aspects of... our lives are coloured by superstition - now you can discover why.
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              ISBN 9781925335170
              Published NZ 1 May 2016
              Publisher Exisle Publishing
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              Who Said That First?: The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases
                

              Who Said That First?: The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases (EPUB ebook – 1st edition)

              By Cryer, Max

              We might think we know who first said 'famous for fifteen minutes', 'annus horribilis', 'the cold war' and 'let them eat cake', but Max Cryer has a surprise or two in store for you. In this very readable book, Max Cryer explores the origins of hundreds of expressions we use and... hear every day - and comes up with some surprising findings.
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              ISBN 9781877437816
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              Published NZ 1 May 2010
              Publisher Exisle Publishing
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