OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang

ISBN : 9780198607519

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¥2,189
著者: 
John Ayto
ページ
336 ページ
フォーマット
Paperback
サイズ
130 x 196 mm
刊行日
2003年10月
シリーズ
Oxford Quick Reference
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印刷
  • Highly readable. Lively and informed collection of rhyming slang
  • Arranged in 27 topics, including clothing, food and drink, sex, animals, and illness, to provide a coherent picture of the development and range of rhyming slang as applied to all areas of life
  • Charts the 150 year history of rhyming slang from its origins in 19th century cockney rhyming slang to modern popney rhyming slang
  • Full of exquisite detail and hundreds of illustrative examples complete with informed commentary
  • Written by a highly regarded linguistic, author of the popular Oxford Dictionary of Slang and Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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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.

目次: 

Introduction
Thematic sections
People and the Human Condition
The Body and Its Parts
The Senses
In the Lav
Illness
Ethnic and National Groups
Relatives and Friends
Behaviour, Attitudes, and Emotions
Sense and Nonsense
Sex
Crime and Punishment
Animals
Food and Drink
Alcohol and other Drugs
Household Matters
Clothing
Money and Commerce
Work and Its Lack
At Leisure
Sport
Gambling
Communication
Transport and Travel
Time and Tide
Location
Quality and Quantity
Numbers
Index

著者について: 

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 Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang.;

Review from previous edition 
 
An exemplary piece of editing . . . Ayto's book is the best and most entertaining so far - The Spectator

Covers virtually every aspect of the human condition - Evening Standard

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