From our earliest years we have heard proverbs, and many of them are repeated without much thought. Yes, 'birds of a feather flock together' and 'absence makes the heart grow fonder', but these sayings are so familiar that we are scarcel... read more

Preposterous Proverbs: Why Fine Words Butter No Parsnips
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 Language / Writing

This indispensable reference book is a life saver for those tongue tying moments when you can't think of what to write in a card. It is filled with quotes, sayings, poems and manufactured statements that will work for a number of occasions when the words just won't come.

Totally Lost for Words
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Many bright minds have come up with expressions we now take for granted as part of the English language, and which we use freely in vernacular speech. But the originators of many of our most useful second-hand remarks go uncr... read more

Who Said That First? The Curious Origins of Common Words and Phrases
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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 distinctive and individual, from Aotearoa and Avondale spiders to Zambuck and Zespri. Slang words and expressions... read more

The Godzone Dictionary of Favourite NZ Words and Phrases
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