An Alternative History of English SlangBook - 2017
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
Characteristics: 388 pages : illustration ; 24 cm