Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence

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Throughout history, most dictionaries have served the purpose of preserving the purity of the language, usually preferring the erudite vocabulary of the affluent upper classes to the salty, constantly evolving slang of their working-class counterparts. That began to change in the early modern period, when several innovative lexicographers began publishing collections of slang terms used by particular subcultures, such as criminals. According to scholars ...
Publisher: The Floating Press,
ISBN: 9781776532759
1776532759
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (414 pages)

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