Dictionary of Contemporary Slang
Bloomsbury Publishing, 27. feb. 2014 - 512 strani
With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this fully updated fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line.
"Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph
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