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The first English dictionary of slang 1699

Author: B E
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written originally for the education of the polite London classes in 'canting' - the language of thieves and ruffians - should they be so unlucky as to wander into the 'wrong' parts of town, A New Dictionary of Terms, Ancient and Modern, of the Canting Crew by 'B.E. Gent' is the first work dedicated solely to the subject of slang words and their meanings. It is also the first text which attempts to show the overlap  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B E
ISBN: 9781851243877 1851243879
OCLC Number: 932813096
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: xxvii, 195 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: B.E. Gent ; introduction by John Simpson.

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The first work dedicated solely to the subject of slang words and their meanings, this book is a lost gem originally intended to educate the polite London classes in the parlance of thieves and  Read more...

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"An invaluable guide to the argot of seventeenth-century low London." - Peter Ackroyd"Gives us a sense of how rich a mine the English language is and how ingenious its users. Slang is eternal." - Read more...

 
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