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First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney slang, slang in journalism and slang in commerce, as well as slang used by sailors, the law and the church. The book will be of interest to scholars and the general readers who take an interest in language.... appended a glossary containing some 275 expressions, of which a€œover 150 . . . represent pronunciations more or less ... Better known is A Vocabulary or Collection of Words and Phrases which have been supposed to be peculiar to the ... Becka€ published a very interesting paper (read to the Albany Institute a year earlier) on Pickeringa#39;s vocabulary, which, ... a€œwas a banker, patron of the arts and sciences, and public official, a€ * and the dictionary was a hobby in the leisure of a busy life.

Author:Eric Partridge
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-04-17


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