Almost five years ago, in this post, I mentioned Alistair Morrison’s 1965 book Let Stalk Strine, written under the pseudonym Afferbeck Lauder (“alphabetical order”); now it’s online, courtesy of textfiles.com. A sample should give the idea:
Dingo: A word with two separate, unrelated meanings. When intoned with equal emphasis on the syllables it is the negative response to the question ‘Jeggoda?’ As in:
Q: Jeggoda the tennis?
A: Nar, dingo. Sorten TV.
When, however, the emphasis is on the first syllable, dingo becomes a parliamentary term of mild reproof.