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1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author : Francis Grose
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A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. Unabridged.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author : Francis Grose
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The “1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue,” was written by Francis Grose (a British soldier) just after the American Revolution. The word "vulgar" means slang, though some of them are vulgar. This book was banned in military camps at the time. This book is hysterical, both educational and entertaining. It shows how normal people spoke over 200 years ago, and provides endless possibilities for insulting friends. It is an old dictionary of words that will "pitch kettle" (confound) people if you actually use them, and others are still around, like "to catch a crab" (to fall backwards by missing one's stroke in rowing). If you are into quirky dictionaries like this, then you'll enjoy it.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author : Captain Grose
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This 1811 dictionary focuses on many words used in vulgar speech and is a fascinating look back at the history, development, and change in meaning of words, making it a worthwhile read for anyone interested in English.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author : Francis Grose
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Description: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence Synopsis: The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is a wonderful and hilarious compendium of street jargon, phrases of an indelicate nature, and other expressions of the riff-raff, university students, men of fashion, and other unsavory types popularly in use in and around London at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century. This is one of the most controversial dictionaries ever produced and not for the faint-hearted. Totally out of line with today's standards of propriety and political correctness, Captain Grose's Dictionary unapologetically takes aim at every human foible, quirk and oddity. Nothing is spared. If you love the English language, if you are curious about the true origins of much of the slang and street talk in use today, if you are not easily shocked, this is the Dictionary for you. This edition preserves the original spellings found in Grose's work and include his own interesting methods of censoring words even he found to be objectionable. This is NOT the Kings English! THIS IS NOT A HASTILY ASSEMBLED SCAN OR "FACSIMILE EDITION" OF THIS WORK. EVERY LETTER AND WORD OF THE ORIGINAL HAS BEEN RESET AND CAREFULLY PROOFED FOR ACCURACY.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

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1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author : Francis Grose
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1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author : Robert Cromie
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Reproduction of the original: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Robert Cromie

A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Author : Francis Grose
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First published in 1811, this book is an extensive dictionary of contemporary slang and colloquialisms written by Francis Grose. Francis Grose (before 1731 - 1791) was an English draughtsman, antiquary, and lexicographer. Other notable works by this author include: "The antiquities of England and Wales," (1784), "A glossary of provincial and local words used in England" (1839) and "The antiquities of Scotland" (1797). "A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" will appeal those with an interest in lexicography and historical slang, and it would make for a charming addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of erotic literature.

Lexicology Semantics and Lexicography

Author : Julie Coleman
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Including a selection of papers originally presented at the 10th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, the contributions to this volume aim to show the breadth and depth of late-1990s studies in lexicology, semantics and lexicography.

A History of Capital Punishment in the Australian Colonies 1788 to 1900

Author : Steven Anderson
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of capital punishment in the Australian colonies for the very first time. The author illuminates all aspects of the penalty, from shortcomings in execution technique, to the behaviour of the dying criminal, and the antics of the scaffold crowd. Mercy rates, execution numbers, and capital crimes are explored alongside the transition from public to private executions and the push to abolish the death penalty completely. Notions of culture and communication freely pollinate within a conceptual framework of penal change that explains the many transformations the death penalty underwent. A vast array of sources are assembled into one compelling argument that shows how the ‘lesson’ of the gallows was to be safeguarded, refined, and improved at all costs. This concise and engaging work will be a lasting resource for students, scholars, and general readers who want an in-depth understanding of a long feared punishment. Dr. Steven Anderson is a Visiting Research Fellow in the History Department at The University of Adelaide, Australia. His academic research explores the role of capital punishment in the Australian colonies by situating developments in these jurisdictions within global contexts and conceptual debates.