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Dictionary of Contemporary Slang.

Author: Tony Thorne
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this fully updated fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thorne, Tony.
Dictionary of Contemporary Slang.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Thorne
ISBN: 9781408181812 1408181819
OCLC Number: 873139771
Description: 1 online resource (510 pages)
Contents: Cover; DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARY SLANG; INTRODUCTION; Collecting the data; Slang versus 'Proper English'; Slang in the national conversation; Rhyming slang; Student slang; Slang and literacy; Working with slang; Further reading; Thanks and acknowledgements; Please contribute; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; XYZ.

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With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this fully updated fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. ""Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicogra.

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