Slang and Euphemism

Slang and Euphemism A Lexicon of Improper EnglishFrom slang terminology describing various bodily functions and sexual acts to the centuries old cant of thieves and prostitutes to the language of the modern drug cultur

  • Title: Slang and Euphemism
  • Author: Richard A. Spears
  • ISBN: 9780451203717
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Lexicon of Improper EnglishFrom slang terminology describing various bodily functions and sexual acts, to the centuries old cant of thieves and prostitutes, to the language of the modern drug culture, here are 10,000 entries and 32,000 definitions of all the words and expressions so carefully omitted from standard dictionaries and polite conversation Extensively crossA Lexicon of Improper EnglishFrom slang terminology describing various bodily functions and sexual acts, to the centuries old cant of thieves and prostitutes, to the language of the modern drug culture, here are 10,000 entries and 32,000 definitions of all the words and expressions so carefully omitted from standard dictionaries and polite conversation Extensively cross referenced for easy access, this third abridged edition contains almost 1,500 new entries and definitions It also includes Geographic location where a particular word or phrase is most likely to be heard Time period of greatest usage Source and derivation Category to which a word or phrase belongs slang, euphemism, cant, colloquialism, etc.So whether you re a writer seeking to create a authentic dialogue, a crossword puzzle addict in search of an obscure eighteenth century expression, or a reader interested in the colorful aspects of the English language, you ll find that a wealth of words awaits you in Slang and Euphemism Third Revised Editon Try Slang and Euphemism if you want a good knowledge of contemporary cussing William Safire, in The New York Times Magazine

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    380 thoughts on “Slang and Euphemism

    • An excellent resource book for crossword puzzles, scrabble, or writing! It's regular mass market paperback size and the print is kind of small. This book should be revised again as the last revision was 2001. I had no idea many of the slang terms existed, so was interesting to browse through. Examples: Carry a Flag is to have a menstrual period. A lot of drug and body part terms.



    • You wouldn't think that a dictionary could be funny. This book is hilarious! It's fun to look up synonyms of nasty words.


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