The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang by John AytoThe Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang by John Ayto

The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang

byJohn Ayto

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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 atonce an informative source to the story behind some of our most lively expressions and a browser's delight.

About The Author

John Ayto is an experienced lexicographer, and author of many books on the English language, including the acclaimed Twentieth Century Words (Oxford, 1999), which was reviewed as 'An absolutely terrific book . . . thoroughly addictive and full of surprises'. His previous books for OUP include the Oxford Dictionary of Slang and The Ox...
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Title:The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming SlangFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198607512

ISBN - 13:9780198607519

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Table of Contents

IntroductionThematic sectionsPeople and the Human ConditionThe Body and Its PartsThe SensesIn the LavIllnessEthnic and National GroupsRelatives and FriendsBehaviour, Attitudes, and EmotionsSense and NonsenseSexCrime and PunishmentAnimalsFood and DrinkAlcohol and other DrugsHousehold MattersClothingMoney and CommerceWork and Its LackAt LeisureSportGamblingCommunicationTransport and TravelTime and TideLocationQuality and QuantityNumbersIndex

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