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  • 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongueby Francis Grose

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2009; US$ 2.99

    A dictionary of buckish slang, university wit, and pickpocket eloquence. Unabridged from the original 1811 edition. more...

  • The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongueby Francis Grose

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 7.49

    Originally printed as a guide to street slang for men of quality, The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is a gem! The avowed purpose of the dictionary was to give men 'of fashion' an insight into the inappropriate language of the street. Read in modern times it is by turn uproariously funny and deeply confusing and yet certain truths have remained -... more...

  • Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongueby Francis Grose

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.47

    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... more...

  • The Vulgar Tongueby Francis Grose

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2004; US$ 9.99

    flash lingo n. The canting or slang language A fascinating and hilarious collection of all the words and phrases 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. Includes those familiar entries such as... more...

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