How would you respond if a New Zealander invited you to a “leg-in”? Would you know what to do if someone told you to pull up a “browser”? Without some assistance, most foreigners would indeed be baffled by the intricacies of the Kiwi tongue.
Now, however, help is available as Louis S. Leland Jr., a professor of psychology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, unravels the mysteries of this colorful language. Composed in equal parts of fact and hilarity, this specialized dictionary will aid the traveler, amuse the linguist, and delight even the casual observer.
This book is a perfect companion volume to Pelican’s comprehensive Maverick Guide to New Zealand, widely acclaimed as the best guidebook on the subject.