Slang: To-Day and Yesterday

1st Edition

Eric Partridge

Routledge
Published February 14, 2017
Reference - 476 Pages
ISBN 9781138912113 - CAT# Y201347
Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

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Summary

First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney slang, slang in journalism and slang in commerce, as well as slang used by sailors, the law and the church. The book will be of interest to scholars and the general readers who take an interest in language.

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