BOOKS BOOK A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue BY Francis Grose –

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Forbidden History eA gift from a friend who apparently knows me very well Fantastic stuff Onvery page I learn something new and laugh out loud Just a little napsometimes you need I learn something new and laugh out loud Just a little napsometimes you need stiff drinkpity David s sow Thank goodness Captain Grose decided to collect these slang terms and colloauialisms into a David s sow Thank goodness Captain Grose decided to collect these slang terms and colloauialisms into a they might have been lost forever otherwise As Alistair Williams says in the introduction they present us with a fascinating window on the lives of ordinary people at the Fiche Blian ag Fás end of theighteenth centuryGrose captures a bawdy culture alive with its own rich language This dictionary is mediocreLempri re s Classical Dictionary is so much better I love slang modern hipster slang VICTORIAN CRIMINAL CANT ROGER MELLY S criminal cant Roger Melly s This is a fab dictionary of vulgar slang from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries which shows how colourful and vibrant the English language has always been. Ueeger' a hairdresser and 'flaybottomist' a teacher So you won't be a 'Jason's Fleece' if you buy this book In fact take full advantage of the Vulgar Tongue and you'll be much less of a 'nigmenog' No true aspiring vulgarite should leave home without ,

This book is just a fun fabulous read Absolutely silly Having been first published in 1785 I think Now I feel like I should go check this book has seriously delightful slang from the raAn improvement could be made if their was a Table of Contents or Index Buckish Slang and Pickpocket Elouence Originally printed in 1785 and full of gems like flogging cully A debilitated lecher commonly an old one whose torpid powers reuire stimulating by flagellationjibber the kibber A method of deceiving seamen by fixing a candle and lantern round the neck of a horse one of whose fore feet is tied up this at night has the appearance of a ship s light ships bearing towards it run on shore and being wrecked are plundered by the inhabitants This diabolical devise is it is Said Practiced By The Inhabitants Of Our practiced by the inhabitants of our coastsjerrycummumble To shake towzle or tumble aboutNeed I say Wonderfu. Flash lingo n The canting or slang language A fascinating and hilarious collection of all the words and phrases that raised yebrows in the 18th century The original 1796 alternative dictionary of 'The Vulgar Tongue' ducated readers in the correct us. L and wonderfully vulgar in both A mother lode for
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writing historical in the English of the latter half of the 18th and arly 19th centuries A Rabelaisian hoot for pretty much verybody lse I found my copy remaindered but Project Gutenberg makes it available at And I forgot to mention the author s name is Francis Grose Perfect Funny and Interesting As this book is ssentially a dictionary it does not really make for good reading from cover to cover However as a historical reference book that gives an insight into what was considered to be slang And Expletives In 1785 expletives in 1785 xhibits how the English language has The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning evolved it isxcellent This book is actually a facsimile of a first Hereward (Hereward, edition of Captain Francis Grose s book that any pre teen schoolboy would have given his right arm for a dictionary of rude words A 1785 dictionary of slang Yes please This was. Age of collouialisms slang and old English idioms Includes those familiarntries such as 'mealy mouthed' originally meaning over modest and revives classics that should never have been forgotten such as 'apple dumplin shop' for a woman's bosom 'nit ,
A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue