A Pocket Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author: Captain Francis Grose

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452184607

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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A Pocket Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is a profane guide to the slang from the backstreets and taverns of 18th-century London. This slang dictionary gathers the most amusing and useful terms from English history and helpfully presents them to be used in the conversations of our modern day. Originally published in 1785, the Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue was one of the first lexicons of English slang, compiled by a militia captain who collected the terms he overheard on his late-night excursions to London's slums, dockyards, and taverns. Now the legacy lives on in this colorful pocket dictionary. • Learn the origin of phrases like "birthday suit" and discover slang lost to time. • Handy pocket-sized edition allows you to whip out vintage curse words whenever needed. • An unexpected marriage of lowbrow humor and highbrow wit Discover long lost antique slang and curse words and learn how to incorporate them into modern conversation. A Pocket Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is perfect for enlivening contemporary conversation with historical phrases; it includes a topical list of words for money, drunkenness, the amorous congress, male and female naughty bits, and so on. • A funny gift for wordplay, language, swearing, and insult fans, as well as fans of British humor and culture • Perfect for those who loved How to Speak Brit: The Quintessential Guide to the King's English, Cockney Slang, and Other Flummoxing British Phrases by Christopher J. Moore; Knickers in a Twist: A Dictionary of British Slang by Jonathan Bernstein; and The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm by James Napoli
The Vulgar Tongue

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199398140

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 430

View: 217

"The Vulgar Tongue tells the full story of English language slang, from its origins in early British beggar books to its spread in American and Australian culture in the eighteenth century"--
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author: Francis Grose

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1720398453

Category:

Page: 336

View: 922

Throughout history, most dictionaries have served the purpose of preserving the purity of the language, usually preferring the erudite vocabulary of the affluent upper classes to the salty, constantly evolving slang of their working-class counterparts. That began to change in the early modern period, when several innovative lexicographers began publishing collections of slang terms used by particular subcultures, such as criminals. According to scholars, Francis Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is one of the most important and complete of these early slang dictionaries. Spend some time with this fascinating volume to learn the slang definitions of words and phrases like "poisoned" (pregnant), "shooting the cat" (vomiting after excess alcohol consumption), and "snoozing ken" (a brothel).
Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author: Francis Grose

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 0353609617

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 472

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author: Francis Grose

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 0343661829

Category:

Page: 292

View: 710

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
The Vulgar Tongue

Author: Francis Grose

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120018572

Category: English language

Page: 328

View: 415

This is a fascinating and hilarious collection of all the words that raised eyebrows in the 18th century. The original 1796 alternative dictionary of 'The Vulgar Tongue' educated readers in the correct usage of colloquialisms, slang and old English idioms.