The original 1796 alternative dictionary of 'the vulgar tongue': educating readers in the correct usage of colloquialisms, slang and old English idioms. Includes those familiar entries such as mealy-mouthed, originally meaning over-modest, and revives classics that should never have been forgotten, such as apple dumplin shop (a woman's bosom), nit squeeger (a hairdresser) and flaybottomist (a teacher). So, you won't be a Jason's Fleece if you buy this book. In fact, take full advantage of the Vulgar Tongue and you'll be much less of a nigmenog. No true aspiring vulgarite should leave home without it.