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By Julie Coleman

This publication maintains Julie Coleman's acclaimed heritage of dictionaries of English slang and cant. It describes the more and more systematic and scholarly approach within which such phrases have been recorded and labeled within the united kingdom, the us, Australia, and in different places, and the massive progress within the book of and public urge for food for dictionaries, glossaries, and courses to the targeted vocabularies of alternative social teams, sessions, districts, areas, and international locations. Dr Coleman
describes the origins of phrases and words and explores their historical past. through copious instance she indicates how they solid mild on way of life around the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in long island and squaddies struggling with within the Boer and primary international Wars - as
well as at the operations of the narcotics exchange and the leisure enterprise and the lives of these attending American schools and British public schools.

The slang lexicographers have been a colorful bunch. these featured during this publication contain spiritualists, aristocrats, socialists, reporters, psychiatrists, school-boys, criminals, hoboes, law enforcement officials, and a serial bigamist. One supplied the foundation for Robert Lewis Stevenson's lengthy John Silver. one other was once allegedly killed through a beef pie.

Julie Coleman's account will curiosity historians of language, crime, poverty, sexuality, and the legal underworld.

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