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A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang

Edited by Julian Franklyn

Routledge – 1975 – 224 pages

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    978-0-415-04602-2
    April 16th 1975

Description

This re-issue of Julian Franklyn's classic dictionary not only defines these expressions but also explains their origin and history. An introductory essay examines the roots and development of rhyming slang. Although many people assume that rhyming slang is exclusively Cockney, Franklyn illustrates how it is common to Australian and Americn dialects.

From the unlikely to the bizarre, the 1,500 entries both entertain and enlighten. Cartoons enliven a reference section which combines linguistic detail and cultural analysis. Whether reading the dictionary from cover to cover, or dipping into it as a reference tool, linguists and students of popular culture will find it the definitive source of information on rhyming slang.

Reviews

`This clear-headed, well arranged, agreeably and judiciously written book - that provides a dependable guide where one was badly needed.' - The Times Literary Supplement

`This clear-headed, well arranged, agreeably and judiciously written book - that provides a dependable guide where one was badly needed.' - The Times Literary Supplement

Author Bio

Julian Franklyn has worked with Eric Partridge. He is currently living in London.

Name: A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Julian Franklyn. This re-issue of Julian Franklyn's classic dictionary not only defines these expressions but also explains their origin and history. An introductory essay examines the roots and development of rhyming slang. Although many people assume that...
Categories: Slang and Jargon, General Language Reference