Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

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‘A dictionary of Buckish slang, University wit, and pickpocket eloquence’: an abridged edition of the scurrilous work from 1785 by militia Captain Francis Grose. With over 600 of i...
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‘A dictionary of Buckish slang, University wit, and pickpocket eloquence’: an abridged edition of the scurrilous work from 1785 by militia Captain Francis Grose. With over 600 of its most amusing and, still useful, terms, ready to deploy in colourful conversation today. The ‘Dictionary’ was one of the first lexicons of English slang; a profane guide to English phrases gathered from the author’s experience of the seedier life and times of England's less salubrious places. Whether you're tackling an 'Addle-pate' (an inconsiderate, foolish fellow) or looking to impress over a cup of 'Scandal Broth' (tea), this is the text for you!
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Hardback
14.5 x 9.5cm
175 pages
22 black-and-white illustrations
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