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By Julie Coleman

This publication keeps Julie Coleman's acclaimed heritage of dictionaries of English slang and cant. It describes the more and more systematic and scholarly method during which such phrases have been recorded and categorized within the united kingdom, america, Australia, and in different places, and the massive progress within the book of and public urge for food for dictionaries, glossaries, and courses to the special vocabularies of alternative social teams, periods, districts, areas, and international locations. Dr Coleman
describes the origins of phrases and words and explores their heritage. through copious instance she exhibits how they solid mild on way of life around the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in big apple and squaddies battling within the Boer and primary global Wars - as
well as at the operations of the narcotics exchange and the leisure enterprise and the lives of these attending American faculties and British public schools.

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

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

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