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Slang and Euphemism A Dictionary of Oaths, Curses, Insults, Ethnic Slurs, Sexual Slang and Metaphor, Drug Talk, College Lingo, and Related Matters

Slang and Euphemism A Dictionary of Oaths, Curses, Insults, Ethnic Slurs, Sexual Slang and Metaphor, Drug Talk, College Lingo, and Related Matters
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  • ISBN-13: 9780451203717
  • ISBN: 0451203712
  • Edition: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

AUTHOR

Spears, Richard A.

SUMMARY

A lexicon of "improper" EnglishFrom slang terminology describing various bodily functions and sexual acts, to the centuries-old cant of thieves and prostitutes, to the language of the modern drug culture, here are 14, 500 entries and 32, 000 definitions of all the words and expressions so carefully omitted from standard dictionaries and polite conversation. Extensively cross-referenced for easy access, this third abridged edition contains almost 300 new entries and definitions.So whether you're a writer seeking to create a more authentic dialogue, a crossword-puzzle addict in search of an obscure eighteenth-century expression, or a reader interested in the more colorful aspects of the English language, you'll find that a wealth of words awaits you in…Slang and EuphemismSpears, Richard A. is the author of 'Slang and Euphemism A Dictionary of Oaths, Curses, Insults, Ethnic Slurs, Sexual Slang and Metaphor, Drug Talk, College Lingo, and Related Matters', published 2001 under ISBN 9780451203717 and ISBN 0451203712.

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