1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Publication Date15th November 2008

Book FormatPaperback





Should one eat a 'tandalin tart', or hope to study at 'Wittington's College'? Has an 'athansian wench' spent all her time in 'gospel shop', or is she merely good at 'basket-making'?
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This indispensible guide to 'Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence' contains fascinating insights into the humour and mentality of its compilers. Enrich your vocabulary with the vulgar witticisms fashionable 200 years ago; wince at jests considered well beyond the pale today. 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is reproduced here unabridged, in its politically incorrect glory.

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