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The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang (Oxford Quick Reference)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 09 Oct 2003
A lively, authoritative, and up-to-date look at the world of rhyming slang, from its origins in London's 19th-century underworld to the buzzwords of 21st-century popney. Arranged by topic, including Crime, Food and Drink, Illness, Money, Sex, and Sport, this highly readable collection is at once an informative source to the story behind some of our most lively expressions and a browser's delight.
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ISBN-13: 9780198607519
ISBN-10: 0198607512
Pagini: 336
Ilustrații: index
Dimensiuni: 130 x 196 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Seria Oxford Quick Reference

Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom


Review from previous edition An exemplary piece of editing . . . Ayto's book is the best and most entertaining so far
Covers virtually every aspect of the human condition

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John Ayto is an experienced lexicographer, and author of many books on the English language, including the acclaimed Twentieth Century Words (Oxford, 1999), which was reviewed as 'An absolutely terrific book . . . thoroughly addictive and full of surprises'. His previous books for OUP include the Oxford Dictionary of Slang and The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang.