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The Stories of Slang: Language at its most human Paperback – 5 Oct 2017

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson; 01 edition (5 Oct. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781472139665
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472139665
  • ASIN: 1472139666
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 550,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By turns bawdy, sweary and irreverent, this book . . . is a fascinating look at how centuries of slang came to inform all aspects of social life, how it was used, and how much of it still lingers. (History Revealed)

Few lexicographers are lucky enough to have both endlessly pleasurable work and the talent to write amusingly about [slang]. Jonathon Green is one . . . Glorious . . . Lovers of language should be grateful to those who create slang, and to those few like Mr Green who make it their work to open this window into the psyche for the benefit of all. (The Economist)

A smorgasbord of some of slang's choicer, tangier delights, given in such abundance that it overspills the table . . . if you're up for an adventure through the back alleys of English, The Stories of Slang will not disappoint (Kory Stamper Times Literary Supplement)

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The revealing stories behind slang, the language that shows us at our most human

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13 January 2018
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