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By Julie Coleman

This e-book maintains Julie Coleman's acclaimed historical past of dictionaries of English slang and cant. It describes the more and more systematic and scholarly method within which such phrases have been recorded and categorised within the united kingdom, america, Australia, and in other places, and the large progress within the e-book of and public urge for food for dictionaries, glossaries, and courses to the precise vocabularies of other social teams, sessions, districts, areas, and international locations. Dr Coleman
describes the origins of phrases and words and explores their historical past. by means of copious instance she indicates how they forged mild on lifestyle around the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in long island and infantrymen struggling with within the Boer and primary international Wars - as
well as at the operations of the narcotics alternate and the leisure company and the lives of these attending American schools and British public schools.

The slang lexicographers have been a colorful bunch. these featured during this ebook contain spiritualists, aristocrats, socialists, newshounds, psychiatrists, school-boys, criminals, hoboes, law enforcement officials, and a serial bigamist. One supplied the foundation for Robert Lewis Stevenson's lengthy John Silver. one other used to be allegedly killed via a beef pie.

Julie Coleman's account will curiosity historians of language, crime, poverty, sexuality, and the felony underworld.

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