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The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (Hesperus Classics) [Abridged, Audiobook, Box set, Illustrated, Large Print] [Hardcover]

Francis Grose
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25 Oct 2013 Hesperus Classics
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. Many of the words should be brought back into common parlance forthwith: we have no term for the admiral of the narrow seas 'One who from drunkenness vomits into the lap of the person sitting opposite to him'. We have perhaps less use for a word for dobin rig: 'Stealing ribbons from haberdashers early in the morning or late at night'; generally practised by women in the disguise of maid servants. Learn how the Georgians and early Victorians would insult each other and find out how some of today's words and derivations have come about in this quirky little volume.

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  • Hardcover: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd (25 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Welsh
  • ISBN-10: 184391476X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843914761
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 798,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It was a runaway success when published in 1811 by soldier Francis Grose, but now The Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue is getting tongues wagging again. --The Telegraph

About the Author

Francis Grose (1731-1791) was an English antiquary, draughtsman and lexicographer.

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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful 25 Jun 2014
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I really found so many words for women's breasts amazing.My goodness and so many words being used still and up to date.Great book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dictorionary of the Vulgar Tongue 4 Dec 2013
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Bought this for my Daughter-in-Law as part of her Christmas present, turned out I spent an hour reading it myself!
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