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  1. Origins

    A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

    By Eric Partridge

    This dictionary gives the origins of some 20,000 items from the modern English vocabulary, discussing them in groups that make clear the connections between words derived by a variety of routes from originally common stock. As well as giving the answers to questions about the derivation of...

    Published August 25th 2008 by Routledge

  2. A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

    By Eric Partridge

    The definitive work on slang and unconventional English, this edition is fully revised and updated by Paul Beale and includes some 500 new entries. The dictionary gives a fully documented account of English slang over four centuries and will entertain and inform all lovers of the English language....

    Published May 1st 2006 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang

    6th Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    Drawn from the Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, with the emphasis on the expressions used or coined before 1914....

    Published September 1st 2003 by Routledge

  4. A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

    8th Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    Edited by Paul Beale

    The definitive work on slang and unconventional English, this edition is fully revised and updated by Paul Beale and includes some 500 new entries. The dictionary gives a fully documented account of English slang over four centuries and will entertain and inform all lovers of the English language....

    Published October 2nd 2002 by Routledge

  5. Shakespeare's Bawdy

    4th Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Classics

    This classic of Shakespeare scholarship begins with a masterly introductory essay analysing and exemplifying the various categories of sexual and non-sexual bawdy expressions and allusions in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The main body of the work consists of an alphabetical glossary of all...

    Published May 17th 2001 by Routledge

  6. Shorter Slang Dictionary

    By Paul Beale, Eric Partridge

    Edited by Rosalind Fergusson

    From abdabs to zit From pillock (14th century) to couch potato (20th century) From She'll be apples (Australia) to the pits (USA) This new collection brings together some 5,000 contemporary slang expressions originating in all parts of the English-speaking world. It gives clear and concise...

    Published December 1st 1993 by Routledge

  7. A Dictionary of Catch Phrases

    2nd Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases....

    Published December 3rd 1986 by Routledge

  8. A Dictionary of Cliches

    By Eric Partridge

    This work is full of things better left unsaid: hackneyed phrases, idioms battered into senselessness, infuriating Gallicisms, once-familiar quotations and tags from the ancient classics. It makes a formidable list, amplified as it is with definitions, sources, and indications of the clichés...

    Published May 9th 1978 by Routledge

  9. You Have a Point There

    A Guide to Punctuation and Its Allies

    By Eric Partridge

    This standard work on punctuation has long been judged the foremost study of the subject. It reveals punctuation to be both an indispensable craft and an invaluable art - a friend, not an enemy....

    Published January 25th 1978 by Routledge

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