Vulgar Tongues

Vulgar Tongues

An Alternative History of English Slang

Book - 2017
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Décharné traces the colorful history of slang, from Elizabethan highwaymen to the rap and hip-hop of today. He shows how meanings change over years; introduces us to flying aces, pickpockets, and carnival geeks who have left their impression on our language; and shows how slang leaks into the mainstream to infuse language with vitality.
Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Books,, 2017
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781681774640
Characteristics: 388 pages : illustration ; 24 cm


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