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From cant to kettling : a history of slang

Author: Julie Coleman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book traces the development of English slang from the earliest records to the latest tweet and explores why and how slang is used. Based on inside information from real live slang users as well  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Coleman
ISBN: 9780199571994 0199571996
OCLC Number: 757930812
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. What is Slang? ; 2. Spawning ; 3. Development ; 4. Survival and Metamorphosis ; 5. The Spread of Slang ; 6. Prigs, Culls, and Blosses: Cant and Flash Language ; 7. Jolly Good Show: British Slang to the Twentieth Century ; 8. Whangdoodles and Fixings: Early American Slang ; 9. Bludgers, Sooks and Moffies: English Slang around the World ; 10. Top Bananas and Bunny-boilers: The Media and Entertainment Age ; 11. Leet to Lols: The Digital Age ; 12. Endsville ; Acknowledgements ; Explanatory Notes
Responsibility: Julie Coleman.

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Coleman relishes slang in all its chewy, vigorous glory, and gives a sociological insight ... This book is the 'cat's whiskers' * The Independent on Sunday * Completely fascinating ... immensely Read more...

 
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