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"It was a runaway success when published in 1811 by soldier Francis Grose, but now The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is getting tongues wagging again after being published online." --TelegraphReseña del editor:
Originally printed as a guide to street slang for men of quality, The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is a gem! The avowed purpose of the dictionary was to give men 'of fashion' an insight into the inappropriate language of the street. Read in modern times it is by turn uproariously funny and deeply confusing and yet certain truths have remained - the need for the mot juste has not diminished. Many of the words should be brought back into common parlance forthwith: we have no term for the 'admiral of the narrow seas' - 'One who from drunkenness vomits into the lap of the person sitting opposite to him.' We have perhaps less use for a word for 'dobin rig': 'Stealing ribbons from haberdashers early in the morning or late at night; generally practised by women in the disguise of maid servants.' Learn how the Georgians and early Victorians would insult each other and find out how some of today's words and derivations have come about in this quirky little volume.
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Descripción Hesperus, 2013. Condición: New. Soldier, scholar and champion drinker, Francis Grose published the first recognized dictionary of slang in 1785. It contained two categories of entries: cant language, or slang, and burlesque phrases, the latter being drawn from 'the most classical authorities' - soldiers, sailors and fishwives. The book is an indispensable guide, not only to late-18th-century slang words and phrases, but also to the lively and chaotic social life of those times. (Previously sold in Postscript as The Vulgar Tongue.). Nº de ref. del artículo: 222056
Descripción Hesperus Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: INGM9781843914761
Descripción Hesperus Pr, 2014. Hardcover. Condición: Brand New. 220 pages. 8.00x5.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. del artículo: zk184391476X
Descripción Hesperus Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P11184391476X