Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else

Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else The stories behind Australia s many many strange inappropriate and downright hilarious place names From Dismal Swamp to Useless Loop Intercourse Island to Dead Mans Gully Mount Buggery to Nowhere

  • Title: Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else
  • Author: Eamon Evans
  • ISBN: 9780733635588
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • The stories behind Australia s many, many strange, inappropriate and downright hilarious place names From Dismal Swamp to Useless Loop, Intercourse Island to Dead Mans Gully, Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else, Australia has some of the strangest, funniest, weirdest and most out of place names going now described and explained in one humorous and fascinating book Australia The stories behind Australia s many, many strange, inappropriate and downright hilarious place names From Dismal Swamp to Useless Loop, Intercourse Island to Dead Mans Gully, Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else, Australia has some of the strangest, funniest, weirdest and most out of place names going now described and explained in one humorous and fascinating book Australia s vast spaces and irreverent, larrikin history have given us some of the best place names in the world Ranging from the less than positive Linger and Die Hill, NSW , to the indelicate Scented Knob, WA , the idiotic Eggs and Bacon Bay, TAS to the inappropriate and the just plain fascinating, Mount Buggery To Nowhere Else is a toponymical journey through this nation of weird and wonderful places.

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    1. If you like strange place names and ever wonder how towns, cities, streets and places get their names, then Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else - The Stories Behind Australia's Weird and Wonderful Place Names by Eamon Evans is for you.Organised by state and then alphabetically by place name (which is handy), this is a light-hearted look at place names in Australia and their origin and history.Written in a laid back and casual style, Evans tries to bring humour to every page and occasionally it falls f [...]

    2. An interesting look at some of Australia's weird and wonderful place names.Interesting and, at times, laugh out loud funny.Highly recommended.

    3. I received a copy of this title from Hachette Australia for review.Ten Second Synopsis:An amusing foray into the origin stories of Australian place names, ridiculous and otherwise.Who would have thought Australia would have so many silly and surprising place names that a book could be written on the topic? Well, everyone, actually. It’s pretty common knowledge, I should think, that our great southern land is peppered with various knobs, titties and dancing dicks. Actually, I’m pretty sure th [...]

    4. From the moment I saw this book listed in the Hachette Australia catalogue, I knew this was something I would definitely be interested in. Not only because there really are some bizarre names all around Australia--I mean, I grew up near a place called Rooty Hill!--but also because as a writer, I love setting stories in Oz. So this book is going to come in very handy.This turned out to be quite the book. I love the cover and even the way everything's set up inside. Each state and territory is sep [...]

    5. audiothing/Note:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this publication contains names and images of people who have passed awayReviewWell, you just cannot ignore the title can you? It’s certainly what drew me to the book. Put this on your coffee table and nobody will be able to resist picking it up and diving in. In fact that is the perfect way to read and enjoy this book.We begin with how Australia (eventually) got its name, then, each state and territory is given its [...]

    6. I have long been intrigued by weird names whether they peoples’ names or place names I don’t mind. Often times weird place names have a logical explanation behind their origin and not just a name that was made up for the sake of it. Mount Buggery is a book that celebrates and explains the origins of some of the weird place names we have in Australia. This is not an exhaustive account of all the weird place names in Australia otherwise it would be a much bigger book than it is already. In spi [...]

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