Dictionary of Contemporary Slang
ISBN10: 1408181797 ISBN13: 9781408181799 Publisher: A & C Black Published: Apr 24 2014 Pages: 492 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.25" Edition: 4th Edition Language: English
With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this fully updated fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line.
"Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph