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The stories of slang

Author: Jonathon Green
Publisher: London : Robinson, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like the flesh-and-blood humans whose uncensored emotions it represents, slang's obsessions are sex, the body and its functions, and intoxication: drink and drugs. Slang does not do kind. It's about hatreds - both intimate and and national - about the insults that follow on, the sneers and the put-downs. Caring, sharing and compassion? Not at this address. There are over 10,000 terms focusing on sex, but love? Not  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathon Green
ISBN: 9781472139665 1472139666
OCLC Number: 1009013173
Notes: Includes index.
Description: v, 313 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Language at its most human
Responsibility: Jonathon Green.

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A smorgasbord of some of slang's choicer, tangier delights, given in such abundance that it overspills the table . . . if you're up for an adventure through the back alleys of English, The Stories of Read more...

 
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