The Stories of SlangThe Stories of Slang



Jonathon Green is a lexicographer, that is a dictionary maker, specialising in slang, about which he has been compiling dictionaries, writing and broadcasting since 1984. He has also written histories of lexicography and of slang.

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472139672

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Page: 320

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'If you're up for an adventure through the back alleys of English, The Stories of Slang will not disappoint.' Kory Stamper, Times Literary Supplement 'Few lexicographers are lucky enough to have both endlessly pleasurable work and the talent to write amusingly about [slang]. Jonathon Green is one . . . Lovers of language should be grateful to those who create slang, and to those few like Mr Green who make it their work to open this window into the psyche for the benefit of all.' - The Economist 'By turns bawdy, sweary and irreverent, this book . . . is a fascinating look at how centuries of slang came to inform all aspects of social life, how it was used, and how much of it still lingers.' History Revealed Like the flesh-and-blood humans whose uncensored emotions it represents, slang's obsessions are sex, the body and its functions, and intoxication: drink and drugs. Slang does not do kind. It's about hatreds - both intimate and and national - about the insults that follow on, the sneers and the put-downs. Caring, sharing and compassion? Not at this address. There are over 10,000 terms focusing on sex, but love? Not one. Jonathon Green, aka 'Mr Slang', has drawn on the 600,000-plus citations that make up his magisterial Green's Dictionary of Slang (published 2010, now online at www.greensdictofslang.com) to tell some of slang's most entertaining stories. Categories range from The Body to Pulp Diction, via multi-cultural London English and pun-tastic gems. Mostly gazing up from the gutter, slang, perhaps surprisingly, also embraces the stars. These stories may look at drunken sailors, dubious doctors, and a shelf of dangerously potent cocktails, but slang does class acts as well. None more so than Shakespeare. Devotee of the double entendre, master of the pun, first to put nearly 300 slang terms in print. 'Shakespeare, uses, at my count, just over five hundred "slang" terms, of which 277 are currently the first recorded use of a given term. Among these are the beast with two backs, every mother's son, fat-headed, heifer (for woman), pickers and stealers (hands), small beer (insignificant matters), what the dickens, and many more.' http://jonathongreen.co.uk

The Stories of SlangThe Stories of Slang



Among these are the beast with two backs, every mother's son, fat-headed, heifer (for woman), pickers and stealers (hands), small beer (insignificant matters), what the dickens, and many more.' http://jonathongreen.co.uk

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472139666

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Page: 320

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'Few lexicographers are lucky enough to have both endlessly pleasurable work and the talent to write amusingly about [slang]. Jonathon Green is one . . . Lovers of language should be grateful to those who create slang, and to those few like Mr Green who make it their work to open this window into the psyche for the benefit of all.' - The Economist 'By turns bawdy, sweary and irreverent, this book . . . is a fascinating look at how centuries of slang came to inform all aspects of social life, how it was used, and how much of it still lingers.' History Revealed Like the flesh-and-blood humans whose uncensored emotions it represents, slang's obsessions are sex, the body and its functions, and intoxication: drink and drugs. Slang does not do kind. It's about hatreds - both intimate and and national - about the insults that follow on, the sneers and the put-downs. Caring, sharing and compassion? Not at this address. There are over 10,000 terms focusing on sex, but love? Not one. Jonathon Green, aka 'Mr Slang', has drawn on the 600,000-plus citations that make up his magisterial Green's Dictionary of Slang (published 2010, now online at www.greensdictofslang.com) to tell some of slang's most entertaining stories. Categories range from The Body to Pulp Diction, via multi-cultural London English and pun-tastic gems. Mostly gazing up from the gutter, slang, perhaps surprisingly, also embraces the stars. These stories may look at drunken sailors, dubious doctors, and a shelf of dangerously potent cocktails, but slang does class acts as well. None more so than Shakespeare. Devotee of the double entendre, master of the pun, first to put nearly 300 slang terms in print. 'Shakespeare, uses, at my count, just over five hundred "slang" terms, of which 277 are currently the first recorded use of a given term. Among these are the beast with two backs, every mother's son, fat-headed, heifer (for woman), pickers and stealers (hands), small beer (insignificant matters), what the dickens, and many more.' http://jonathongreen.co.uk

SlangSlang



"In this Very Short Introduction Jonathon Green asks what words qualify as slang, and whether slang should be acknowledged as a language in its own right.

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198729532

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Page: 145

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"In this Very Short Introduction Jonathon Green asks what words qualify as slang, and whether slang should be acknowledged as a language in its own right. Looking forward, he considers what the digital revolution means for the future of slang."--Cover flap.

Sounds FuriesSounds Furies



Thus the story, now and for several hundred years. But stories are just that and perhaps there's an alternative. In this book Jonathon Green, the leading collector of English-language slang, asks whether women have another role to play.

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472141910

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Page: 576

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'When it comes to distaff dirtiness, mainstream males such as Dickens and Dekker make easy pickings, but Green finds the greatest treasures when he mudlarks on the margins. In Sounds & Furies, he has dredged up some gems.' Emma Byrne, Spectator 'From fishwives to flappers and from music hall performers to Mumsnetters, women have indeed made contributions to the slang vocabulary of English; by bringing together so much fascinating material about their words and their worlds, this book makes its own contribution to the history of both women and language.' Professor Deborah Cameron, Professor of Language and Communication, Worcester College, University of Oxford 'Green comprehensively disproves that slang is inherently masculine. Mumsnetters and bulldaggers, flappers and slappers, shicksters and hash-slingers all put in their claims as slang-users in their own right in this entertaining and thought-provoking book. Any writer venturing into the contentious area of women as users, creators or objects of slang from now on will look to Green for guidance or for arguments.' Julie Coleman, author of The Life of Slang Slang. The ultimate in man-made languages. The male gaze made verbal. A world where words for intercourse mean 'man hits woman', the penis is a gun, a knife or club and the vagina a terrifying tunnel. Possibly with teeth. Two thousand words for woman and every one a put-down. Even 'mother' is simply short for the grossest of obscenities. Thus the story, now and for several hundred years. But stories are just that and perhaps there's an alternative. In this book Jonathon Green, the leading collector of English-language slang and drawing on forty years of research in the field, asks whether women have another role to play. As slang's active, positive, rebellious subject, rather than its endlessly derided, submissive object. Sounds & Furies represents a quest to overturn a long-established, but far from invulnerable belief system. To show that throughout a recorded history that starts with Chaucer's bawdy, mouthy and magnificently self-willed Wife of Bath and carries on through a cast of working girls and villainesses, playwrights and bestselling authors, shop-girls and fish-wives and through to the modern, on-line worlds of Mumsnet and Tinder, women have always made slang their own. If slang has always been the language of the margins, then women, for all their numbers, have also been consigned to the margins. Those days, it is ever more clear, are over. If slang has a role then it is to represent us at our most human. That may not mean 'admirable' but it surely means 'true'. And humanity is on offer to everyone, whatever gender they may claim. That goes for language, whatever its variety, too. From the foreword by sex historian Kate Lister: 'Patriarchal cultures have understood women, controlled women, and marginalised women. But, this book also reveals that it is the rebellious women who used slang: the fishwives, the scolds, the whores, and the harridans. Long may they continue to do so.'

The Vulgar TongueThe Vulgar Tongue



"The Vulgar Tongue tells the full story of English language slang, from its origins in early British beggar books to its spread in American and Australian culture in the eighteenth century"--

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199398140

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Page: 430

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"The Vulgar Tongue tells the full story of English language slang, from its origins in early British beggar books to its spread in American and Australian culture in the eighteenth century"--

Critical Companion to Zora Neale HurstonCritical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston



Spunk The protagonist of this story encapsulates power, authority, sexuality, masculin- ity, and identity—and yet he is ... In “Story in harlem Slang,” hurston makes use of varieties of nonstandard english as a means of documenting the ...

Author: Sharon Lynette Jones

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126937

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Page: 305

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Zora Neale Hurston, one the first great African-American novelists, was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance and an inspiration for future generations of writers. Widely studied in high school literature courses, her novels are admired for their depiction of Southern black culture and their strong female characters. Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston is a reliable and up-to-date resource for high school and college-level students, providing reliable information on Hurston's life and work. This new volume covers all her writings, including Their Eyes Were Watching God; her landmark works of folklore and anthropology, such as Mules and Men; and shorter works, such as her story The Gilded Six-Bits.

So Sinks the Day star the Story of Two Lovings and a LikingSo Sinks the Day star the Story of Two Lovings and a Liking



to talk slang , ' said Clement , ' for it doesn't suit the shape of their mouths . ' ' Do I talk slang ? ' ' No , not altogether ; but you do say odd things sometimes . ' ' I sometimes think that a smooth , not a coarse and vulgar ...

Author: James Keith (Novelist.)

Publisher:

ISBN: NLS:V000604278

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Page: 276

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A Companion to the Harlem RenaissanceA Companion to the Harlem Renaissance



Their Eyes Were Watching God, the story of Janie, and of a young black woman's search for social and sexual ... They join her published stories, “Muttsy” (1926), “Story in Harlem Slang” (1942), and the posthumously published “Book of ...

Author: Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118494141

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Page: 496

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A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance presents acomprehensive collection of original essays that address theliterature and culture of the Harlem Renaissance from the end ofWorld War I to the middle of the 1930s. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of themes and uniquenew perspectives on the Harlem Renaissance available Features original contributions from both emerging scholars ofthe Harlem Renaissance and established academic “stars”in the field Offers a variety of interdisciplinary features, such as thesection on visual and expressive arts, that emphasize thecollaborative nature of the era Includes “Spotlight Readings” featuring lesserknown figures of the Harlem Renaissance and newly discovered orundervalued writings by canonicalfigures

Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of LiteratureMerriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature



The stories in Pricksongs & Descants ( 1969 ) were praised for their " verbal magic . ... French poet remarkable for his realistic pictures of seafaring life and for his innovative use of irony and slang and the rhythms of common speech ...

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 0877790426

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Page: 1260

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Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

Teaching the StandardsTeaching the Standards



Teams will identify as much slang on the page as they can. In this story, the slang of the time helps to locate the characters by race and class. We will discuss the meaning of the slang, and how the writer uses the slang to move his ...

Author: Harriet D. Porton

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475803341

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Page: 192

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This text provides specific, successful strategies that are targeted for each of the secondary content areas. This text is designed to help all educators translate the CCSS so that it can become a guiding force, not a stumbling block.