The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence With Accompanying Facts, Free Audio Links, and Illustrations.

The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence With Accompanying Facts, Free Audio Links, and Illustrations.

by Francis Grose

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Overview

WARNING: This book was written over two hundred years ago, so certain words, which we frown upon today, are littered throughout. Not for those easily offended.

The A to Z Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is truly the Profanisaurus of the 19th century.

The book was originally intended as a guide to the street slang for the upper-class men, to give them some insight into the crass language of the street. The book is cram-packed with thousands of words and derivations. Read the insults Georgians and early Victorians used on a daily basis.

Examples of what to expect:

SHITING THROUGH THE TEETH. Vomiting. Hark ye, friend, have you got a padlock on your arse, that you shite through your teeth? Vulgar address to one vomiting.

MUTTON MONGER. A man addicted to wenching.

WIND-MILL. She has no fortune but her mills; i.e. she has nothing but her tits and arse.

TOSS POT. A drunkard.

APPLE DUMPLIN SHOP. A woman's bosom.

MOON-EYED HEN. A squinting wench.

TETBURY PORTION. A c**t and a clap.

WHIFFLES. A relaxation of the scrotum.

Highlights of this edition are:

• Illustrations including the original first edition.
• Web links to free Audio Files.
• It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your nook reader.
• An active (easy to use) Table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the nook menu.
• Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with nook's Text-to-Speech features.
• Plus About the Author Section.
• 548 pages (in the nook format) for a very low price.

These books are unabridged, and appear as they were first intended.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149555956
Publisher: Red Skull Publishing
Publication date: 05/18/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 548
Sales rank: 389,895
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Captain Francis Grose, who was born sometime in 1730 and died 12 June 1791, was well-known throughout Britain for his knowledge, artistry, of antiquities, wit and his size. He was also friends with the famous poet Robert Burn.

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