1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
by Francis Grose
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2004
You don't need to be a philologist or an etymologist to become engrossed in this book on the vulgar tongue, popular language and not crude or coarse talk. It contains the fashionable words and favorite expressions of those olden days, many of which have endured to this day and others that have long since been abandoned.
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