By Julie Coleman
describes the origins of phrases and words and explores their historical past. by way of copious instance she exhibits how they solid mild on daily life around the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in manhattan and infantrymen combating within the Boer and primary international Wars - as
well as at the operations of the narcotics alternate 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 booklet comprise spiritualists, aristocrats, socialists, newshounds, psychiatrists, school-boys, criminals, hoboes, law enforcement officials, and a serial bigamist. One supplied the foundation for Robert Lewis Stevenson's lengthy John Silver. one other used to be allegedly killed via a beef pie.
Julie Coleman's account will curiosity historians of language, crime, poverty, sexuality, and the legal underworld.
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