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The Resource Vulgar tongues : an alternative history of English slang, Max Décharné

Vulgar tongues : an alternative history of English slang, Max Décharné

Label
Vulgar tongues : an alternative history of English slang
Title
Vulgar tongues
Title remainder
an alternative history of English slang
Statement of responsibility
Max Décharné
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
This rollercoaster ride through the colorful history of slang—from highwaymen to hip-hop—is a fresh and exciting take on the subject: entertaining and authoritative without being patronizing, out-of-touch or voyeuristic
Writing style
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10566914
Cataloging source
YDX
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Décharné, Max
Dewey number
417.209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3711
LC item number
.D43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Target audience
adult
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an alternative history of English slang
Label
Vulgar tongues : an alternative history of English slang, Max Décharné
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn959875848
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781681774640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)959875848
Label
Vulgar tongues : an alternative history of English slang, Max Décharné
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn959875848
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781681774640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)959875848

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