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by Jonathon Green

Category: Words Language and Grammar
Subcategory: Reference
Author: Jonathon Green
ISBN: 1856261158
ISBN13: 978-1856261159
Language: English
Publisher: Kyle Cathie; First Edition edition (October 25, 1993)
Pages: 352
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This history of the development of slang is intended as an enjoyable guide for the writer, the student of words. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far.

Jonathon Green (born 20 April 1948 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire) is an English lexicographer of slang and writer on the history of alternative cultures. Jonathon Green is often referred to as the English-speaking world's leading lexicographer of slang, and has even been described as 'The most acclaimed British lexicographer since Johnson'. Of Jewish origin, Green was educated at Bedford School (1961–1965) and Brasenose College, Oxford (1966–1969) where he read history.

Jonathan Keates, Observer - 'Slang Down the Ages has a fresh slant, digging out many quaint, witty and disgusting locutions from the past and giving them dates. Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Times show more. About Jonathon Green. uk said of this title that he had achieved for the second half of the 20th century what the legendary Eric Partridge did for the first half.

Lexicographer Jonathon Green takes us inside the world of slang. Before we look at your book selection, could you tell us what slang is? Slang is difficult because everything about it defies simple classification. Nobody knows the etymology of the word slang. If you take slang to a linguist they try to define it within the boundaries of what they know as linguists, and very soon they discover they can’t find a specific register into which it falls. At its heart it’s down, it’s dirty, it’s grubby, it’s tart, it’s essentially subversive. It questions and deals with themes like sex, drugs, violence, rudeness, abuse, racism.

Slang Through the Ages tackles its subject b y theme, taking words of standard English and tracing the de velopment of their slang equivalents over the past 500 years. com User, May 10, 2010. I gave the book as a gift, the individual said it looked interesting, but he has not even looked at it yet. He is very busy and was surprised by the gift, I think. Slang Through the Ages.

ISBN 10: 1856266370 ISBN 13: 9781856266376. Publisher: Gardners Books, 2005.

Green’s Dictionary of Slang, which has been published in 2010 is the most thorough-going attempt at slang .

Green’s Dictionary of Slang, which has been published in 2010 is the most thorough-going attempt at slang lexicography yet to appear. Like Green’s Dictionary of Slang, it took in half a millennium’s worth of material, but unlike its successor offered no usage examples.

Jonathon Green, as per the title of his not-quite-memoir, has a very odd job .

Jonathon Green, as per the title of his not-quite-memoir, has a very odd job indeed. He is the world's foremost slang lexicographer. Green is a good enough sport to be upfront about how heavily each glossary of slang over the years perforce leans on its predecessors. That might be down to the author finding it more difficult to write about himself than about his subject (again and again, Odd Job Man skitters away into Green's safe zone). But the books also have different publishers.

This history of the development of slang is intended as an enjoyable guide for the writer, the student of words, the crossword-puzzle addict and the compulsive browser. A slang term may begin life with one meaning and then gradually take on another; and new terms are constantly emerging, while others disappear. The book tackles its subject theme by theme, taking Standard English words such as "money", "sex" and "alcohol", and tracing the development of their slang equivalents over the past 500 years.
Comments to eBook Slang Down the Ages
MilsoN
Looks like it may be useful for a writer. I haven't had time to fully use it as yet but I expect I will use it for historical novels.
Daigrel
I thought this book would be interesting to follow the English language but found that about 90% of this book has to do with vulgar slang of a sexual nature. I took it to a used book store and traded it for something more appropriate for my interests.
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