9780451203717 / 0451203712

Slang and Euphemism, 3rd revised ed.


Publisher:Signet, 2001



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A lexicon of improper English

From slang terminology describing various bodily functions and sexual acts, to the centuries-old cant of thieves and prostitutes, to the language of the modern drug culture, here are 14, 500 entries and 32, 000 definitions of all the words and expressions so carefully omitted from standard dictionaries and polite conversation. Extensively cross-referenced for easy access, this third abridged edition contains almost 300 new entries and definitions.

So whether youre a writer seeking to create a more authentic dialogue, a crossword-puzzle addict in search of an obscure eighteenth-century expression, or a reader interested in the more colorful aspects of the English language, youll find that a wealth of words awaits you in&

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