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By Julie Coleman

ISBN-10: 0199549370

ISBN-13: 9780199549375

This e-book keeps Julie Coleman's acclaimed heritage of dictionaries of English slang and cant. It describes the more and more systematic and scholarly approach within which such phrases have been recorded and labeled within the united kingdom, america, Australia, and somewhere else, and the massive progress within the book of and public urge for food for dictionaries, glossaries, and courses to the targeted vocabularies of alternative social teams, periods, districts, areas, and international locations. Dr Coleman
describes the origins of phrases and words and explores their background. by way of copious instance she exhibits how they solid mild on lifestyle around the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in big apple and infantrymen battling within the Boer and primary international Wars - as
well as at the operations of the narcotics exchange and the leisure company and the lives of these attending American schools and British public schools.

The slang lexicographers have been a colorful bunch. these featured during this publication comprise spiritualists, aristocrats, socialists, reporters, psychiatrists, school-boys, criminals, hoboes, cops, and a serial bigamist. One supplied the muse for Robert Lewis Stevenson's lengthy John Silver. one other used to be allegedly killed via a red meat pie.

Julie Coleman's account will curiosity historians of language, crime, poverty, sexuality, and the legal underworld.

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