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Bingo Boys and Poodle Fakers: A Curious Compendium of Historical Slang Collected From the Best Authorities

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Attaboys, Gorgers, Night-Hawks and Widos, the street argot of the past is every bit as colourful and irreverent as todays hip hop and bling. Slang has always aroused strong opinions, but whether you agree with Alan Bennett that there is something suspect about those in the vanguard of slang or with John Galsworthy that it is vigorous and apt, this fascinating new compendium unveils a wealth of information about the fads and peccadilloes of bygone days.

No dustjacket, Some markings on cover otherwise very good
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Attaboys, Gorgers, Night-Hawks and Widos, the street argot of the past is every bit as colourful and irreverent as todays hip hop and bling. Slang has always aroused strong opinions, but whether you agree with Alan Bennett that there is something suspect about those in the vanguard of slang or with John Galsworthy that it is vigorous and apt, this fascinating new compendium unveils a wealth of information about the fads and peccadilloes of bygone days. No dustjacket, Some markings on cover otherwise very good

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Publisher The Folio Society
Place London
Year 2007
Binding Hardcover
Condition Very Good
Comments No dustjacket, Some markings on cover otherwise very good

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