The Vulgar Tongue: Buckish Slang and Pickpocket Eloquence

The Vulgar Tongue: Buckish Slang and Pickpocket Eloquence

Francis Grose


flash lingo n. The canting or slang language

A attention-grabbing and hilarious number of the entire phrases and words that raised eyebrows within the 18th century. the unique 1796 substitute dictionary of 'The Vulgar Tongue', proficient readers within the right utilization of colloquialisms, slang and outdated English idioms.

Includes these ordinary entries reminiscent of 'mealy-mouthed', initially that means over-modest, and revives classics that are meant to by no means were forgotten, equivalent to 'apple dumplin shop' for a woman's bosom, 'nit squeeger' (a hairdresser) and 'flaybottomist' (a teacher). So, you won't be a 'Jason's Fleece' if you purchase this e-book. actually, take complete good thing about the Vulgar Tongue and you'll be less of a 'nigmenog'. No precise aspiring vulgarite may still depart domestic with out it!

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