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March 30 , 2011

The GonMad Cumbrian Dictionary & Phrase Book


[As featured in Cumbria's News & Star newspaper, on BBC Radio Cumbria and BBC Local Radio across the UK.]

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This book is a collection of essays, interviews, short tales, parables, e-mails and drafts by reknown artist Miltos Manetas (Athens, 1964). Written between 1997 and 2011, some of these texts - such as the "Neen Manifesto" or the "Piracy Manifesto" - are widely known, many others are unpublished, and just came out from his computer. All of them…

In 1997 a factual website was born which British people around the world took to heart as a trusted, unbiased source of information.

That website was the BBC website.

Coincidentally, another factual website was born a few months earlier that year. British people around the world also took this website to heart as a trusted, unbiased source of information - to be honest that was bit daft, though, as it was only meant to be bit of fun.

This website was the GonMad Cumbrian Dictionary.

Now, to celebrate its 15th year online, The GonMad Cumbrian Dictionary is being made available in print.

The award winning*, tongue in cheek collection of Cumbrian words and phrases has been expanded and enhanced with more of the same daftness, a new 'phrase book' section and more.

You too can discover the delights of Yat Lowpin', spending your cailo on peeve and getting gattered on Black Eye Friday. Or maybe sedately traipsin' the fells while it's coming down yal watter.

Online readers have been asking for a print edition for years, and now it is finally available - bigger and better.

The eBook edition contains everything in the print edition plus active Contents page and 'See also' links to make browsing even easier.

*The GonMad Cumbrian Dictionary was awarded the Yahoo! Internet Life 'Strange Site of the Day' in September 2001.

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