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Vulgar tongues : an alternative history of English slang / Max Décharné.

Décharné, Max, (author.).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681774640
  • ISBN: 168177464X
  • Physical Description: 388 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-357) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The mark of a decadent mind -- Vagabond speech and rogue's Latin -- The beast with two backs -- The oldest profession -- This bag of bones -- Polari missiles -- Here's to crime -- Tails you booze -- High as a kite -- Dig that sound -- It takes a record company with millions to push us forward -- Burn baby burn -- Uniform patterns of speech -- The last word.
Summary, etc.:
Décharné traces the colorful history of slang, from Elizabethan highwaymen to the rap and hip-hop of today. He shows how meanings change over years; introduces us to flying aces, pickpockets, and carnival geeks who have left their impression on our language; and shows how slang leaks into the mainstream to infuse language with vitality.
Subject: English language > Slang.
English language > Slang > History.

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