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A Pocket Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Captain Francis Grose (edited by Steve Mockus) for £7.72 delivered @ Blackwells
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A Pocket Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Captain Francis Grose (edited by Steve Mockus) for £7.72 delivered @ Blackwells

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Posted 18th May
Good price for a book of 18th century slurs you can use against people who won't know what you are talking about. £7.72 including delivery seems a steal.

Learn to understand your ars musica from your fiddler's elbow.

"A Pocket Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is a profane guide to the slang from the backstreets and taverns of 18th-century London.

This slang dictionary gathers the most amusing and useful terms from English history and helpfully presents them to be used in the conversations of our modern day.

Originally published in 1785, the Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue was one of the first lexicons of English slang, compiled by a militia captain who collected the terms he overheard on his late-night excursions to London's slums, dockyards, and taverns. Now the legacy lives on in this colourful pocket dictionary.

Learn the origin of phrases like "birthday suit" and discover slang lost to time. Handy pocket-sized edition allows you to whip out vintage curse words whenever needed. An unexpected marriage of lowbrow humour and highbrow wit

Discover long lost antique slang and curse words and learn how to incorporate them into modern conversation.

A Pocket Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is perfect for enlivening contemporary conversation with historical phrases; it includes a topical list of words for money, drunkenness, the amorous congress, male and female naughty bits, and so on.
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  • ISBN: 9781452184609
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Imprint: Chronicle Books
  • Pub date: 07 Apr 2020
  • Language: English
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 182g
  • Height: 147mm
  • Width: 238mm
  • Spine width: 14mm


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Heat added, but also free on Kindle (well, similar one)!
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Edited by: "Yossi" 18th May
Yossi18/05/2020 16:02

Heat added, but also free on Kindle (well, similar …Heat added, but also free on Kindle (well, similar one)!https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0082RKL16/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


Thanks! You Fartleberry
Don't think it's worth this much, but an entertaining read.
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