'A companion volume to Bruce Moore's highly-successful Speaking Our Language, this major new work examines Australian words from two main perspectives: the histories of particular words, and the history of thematically linked words. This is a collection of words that have interesting, challenging and often disputed stories to be told about their origins. Designed to be read from beginning to end, or dipped into at any of the headwords, What's Their Story? is the ideal reference for all lovers of our language.
'What's Their Story? grew out of the research of the Australian National Dictionary Centre (ANDC) at the Australian National University. The Centre is named after the Australian National Dictionary, which was first published in 1988, and which includes some 10,000 Australian words and meanings.' (From the publisher's website.)