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Green, Jonathon,:  Slang Down the Ages
Book Number: 5161
Kyle Cathie Limited, London, 2005.  Softcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 393 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Cover and endpapers are marked with library stamps however, the text is largely unmarked and in very good condition throughout.. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Coined in the spontaneity of the everyday spoken act, slang exists as a testament to human nature's inventive and subversive instinct. This history of English slang documents our verbal predilections for the racier side of life, at the expense of the more quotidian, let alone respectable - it is no coincidence that the longest chapters in this book concern sex, money, drink and drugs. Slang Down the Ages tackles its subject theme by theme, taking standard English words and phrases and tracing the ingenuity of their slang equivalents over time, in each case approximating 'earliest use'. Be amused by the playfulness of our linguistic heritage, intrigued by our need for encrypted signs and appalled by some of the more bold-faced puns, as Jonathon Green charts five centuries of our developing and ever-diversifying vocabulary. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language & Linguistics; Britain/UK; ISBN: 1856266370. ISBN/EAN: 9781856266376. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5161.
Price: $13.50

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