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By Julie Coleman

This booklet maintains Julie Coleman's acclaimed historical past of dictionaries of English slang and cant. It describes the more and more systematic and scholarly means within which such phrases have been recorded and labeled within the united kingdom, the united states, Australia, and in different places, and the massive development within the ebook of and public urge for food for dictionaries, glossaries, and courses to the particular vocabularies of alternative social teams, periods, districts, areas, and countries. Dr Coleman
describes the origins of phrases and words and explores their historical past. via copious instance she exhibits how they forged gentle on way of life around the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in ny and infantrymen battling 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 e-book contain spiritualists, aristocrats, socialists, reporters, psychiatrists, school-boys, criminals, hoboes, cops, and a serial bigamist. One supplied the foundation for Robert Lewis Stevenson's lengthy John Silver. one other used to be allegedly killed by way of a red meat pie.

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

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