The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang (Oxford Paperback Reference)


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A lively, authoritative, and up-to-date look at the world of rhyming slang, from its origins in London's 19th-century underworld to the buzzwords of 21st-century popney. Arranged by topic, including Crime, Food and Drink, Illness, Money, Sex, and Sport, this highly readable collection is at once an informative source to the story behind some of our most lively expressions and a browser's delight.

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Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2003-10-09)

Dimensions (H L W): 90 x 770 x 510

ISBN: 0198607512

EAN: 9780198607519