The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

ISBN: 9781843914761 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2013 Autor: Francis Grose Editură: Hesperus Press Ltd Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 220 Stoc: La comandă

Puteți plasa comenzi doar după login

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. 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.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Francis Grose
Data Publicarii
2013
Editura
Hesperus Press Ltd
Inaltime
20.3
Latime
13.8
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
220
Isbn 13
9781843914761
Cod
9781843914761
Istoric preț pentru: The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Produse similare