By Julie Coleman
describes the origins of phrases and words and explores their background. by means of copious instance she indicates how they forged gentle on way of life around the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in manhattan and infantrymen combating within the Boer and primary global Wars - as
well as at the operations of the narcotics alternate and the leisure enterprise and the lives of these attending American schools and British public schools.
The slang lexicographers have been a colorful bunch. these featured during this publication comprise spiritualists, aristocrats, socialists, reporters, psychiatrists, school-boys, criminals, hoboes, cops, and a serial bigamist. One supplied the foundation for Robert Lewis Stevenson's lengthy John Silver. one other was once allegedly killed by way of a red meat pie.
Julie Coleman's account will curiosity historians of language, crime, poverty, sexuality, and the legal underworld.
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