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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquialisms and Catch-phrases; Solecisms and Catachreses; Nicknames and Vulgarisms

A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquialisms and Catch-phrases; Solecisms and Catachreses; Nicknames and Vulgarisms

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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquialisms and Catch-phrases; Solecisms and Catachreses; Nicknames and Vulgarisms

by Partridge, Eric; edited by Paul Beale

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ISBN 10
0025949802
ISBN 13
9780025949805
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New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1984. Eighth and final edition of Partridge's magnum opus, a vast collection of 'improper' English, revised by Beale & published after Partridge's death. Now mostly of historic interest, slang being a moving target; the current version of the iconic title, from 2005, has been completely rewritten. First printing thus, with full number string. Stout hardcover, as pictured. General wear, corners bumped, spine a bit dished with light 'creases'; no jacket. Text clean; xxix, blank, 1400 pages; brief appendix. A surcharge for expedited or international shipping of this heavy book may be required; please inquire for an accurate quote.. Eighth Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Large Octavo.

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Bookworks MWABA, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquialisms and Catch-phrases; Solecisms and Catachreses; Nicknames and Vulgarisms
Author
Partridge, Eric; edited by Paul Beale
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
No Jacket
Edition
Eighth Edition
ISBN 10
0025949802
ISBN 13
9780025949805
Publisher
Macmillan Publishing Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1984
Size
Large Octavo
Keywords
Language, Linguistics, Lexicography, Etymology

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