With more than 15,000 definitions, this is a guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as reproduction and bodily functions.
In the new edition of this highly acclaimed and bestselling book, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the teeming and ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity, irreverence and anonymous wit from the linguistic front-....
[show more]line. The author has carried out original research among slang users and connoisseurs and has trawled all manner of written sources. The result is a definitive and indispensable guide, containing more than 6,000 expressions and over 15,000 definitions from the English-speaking world.