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"Strine" slang Bible

Posted by ESC on July 27, 2006

This must be book day. Adding to the theme started by JB.

'Strine' slang Bible a hit in secular Australia

By Nick Squires,
Wed Jul 26, 4:00 AM ET
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - "Out of the blue God knocked up the whole bang lot.... God said 'let's have some light' and bingo - light appeared."

So opens the new second volume in the popular "Aussie Bible" series. The initial installment of the Good News told in Australian slang has sold more than 100,000 copies since 2003 - this in a country where sales of 18,000 or more qualify a book as a bestseller.