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Slang and Its Analogues
John S. Farmer
June 1974 by Kraus Reprints & Periodicals .
Written in English
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To crack a crib: to break open a house. There was also the problem of etymology, which Farmer and Henley mostly evaded but Partridge does not. This study sheds light on its compilation through an examination of the correspondence of the two editors. While we're in this region of quad riliterals, the point had better be made clear that the old blunt Anglo Saxonisms may be vulgar but they're not slang. Thus we shall be able to find more plausible etymolo gies of O.
Thus O. Pierce Egan's revision of Grose generally uses the term monosyllable in place of "private parts. It also recognises that some service slang has made its way into civilian use. It lacks ten derness and oompassion; its poetry has the effulgence of a soldier's brass buttons.
Now comes the author with a detailed life of Farmer in the introduction to a collection of correspondence devoted to Slang and its Analogues Witautt R. Hamond's Mendham Quim won ag[ain]st Mr. Farb, Word Play ; J. These are the very brief chronicles of man's at tempts to get the better of the grim world through sniggers and penny wit. The adjective can refer to something that is analogous as in an analog organbut it is most often used to distinguish analog electronics from digital electronics as in an analog computer or an analog clock.
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Hamond's Mendham Quim won ag[ain]st Mr. Witautt R. HIP One supposed explanation of the origins of the jazz term hip was that it derived from the practice of lying around on your side all day in opium dens, so that your hip joint eventually deteriorated over time.
From 's The Melody of Death: "I don't want to hear any more about your conscience," said the [police] officer wearily. One thing this reissue should do is to send us out to buy Partridge, as well as the admirable American slang dictionary of Went worth and Flexner. New York: Arno Press.
Slang etymology is murderous ly difficult. Ultimately we're dealing with a slang word that may go back more than years and appears to have been widely known near the beginning of eighteenth century—and certainly by the end of it—and yet has left few traces in the written record between and An untraced sighting in a play in the form queme is the oldest claimed instance that I've encountered.
Bleat: Lambs aren't the only ones who do this. Nerds v hipsters: what sells for brands? Conclusions Because the slang term quim seems to have been considered extremely vulgar, it has left a very elusive trail in the historical record.
I was asked to do a smallish paper back slang dictionary and, as a re lief from writing novels and criti cism, I got down with relish to A and B. Snickle: A confusion of snitch and snilch, this American Slang and Its Analogues book meaning "to inform to the police" dates back to ; it was obsolete by A tier, or perhaps two, below them in the ranks of lexicographers are James Platt and John Farmer Crysler: A punny reference of American origin to Chrysler cars meaning "a squealer; a traitor; a coward," according to Leverage's "Dictionary of the Underworld.
It was last reprinted in Henley revealed in Dr. That is why nobody should raise eyebrows at this reissue. That is why novelists are so wary of using it refusing, in fact, to be novelsince they know that the distance between finishing a book and seeing it published is long enough for the colt of slang to end up in the knack er's yard.
This, of course, in no way dimin ishes the achievement of these two great lexicographical pio neers: the enlightenment we gain from them is relevant to our human studies, even though it is not of a Dantesque or Emersonian order.
Now comes the author with a detailed life of Farmer in the introduction to a collection of correspondence devoted to Slang and its Analogues Centuries of schoolboys, rogues, soldiers, bucks, colo nials throw or sling irreverent terms at the establishment, a harshly colorful lexis which cocks snooks at a world of big words and pompous enact ments.
You can watch all of this at the click of a button, but mind your language when you talk about it. Our enthusiasm at this sort of helpfulness ought not to blind us into granting too ankh authority to what is solely venerable. Collins English Dictionary 3rd edition defines slang as "Vocabulary, idiom etc that is not appropriate to the standard form of a language or to formal contexts, may be restricted as to social status or distribution, and is characteristically more metaphorical and transitory than standard language".Feb 25, · Slang and its analogues by Farmer, John Stephen, ??; Henley, William Ernest,joint author.
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Free shipping over $ Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary with Synonyms in English, French etc. Compiled by J. S. Farmer [and W. E. Henley Pages: Open 7 days, 10am to 9pm. The Book Merchant Jenkins 19 Dornoch Tce West End QLD Australia Ph: +61(07) [email protected] slang, vernacular vocabulary not generally acceptable in formal usage.
It is notable for its liveliness, humor, emphasis, brevity, novelty, and exaggeration. Most slang is faddish and ephemeral, but some words are retained for long periods and eventually become part. Nov 30, · A Dictionary Of Slang And Colloquial English Slang And Its Analogues by John S Farmer,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(3).