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The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang By John Ayto

The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang
by John Ayto

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Rhyming slang is a subject of perennial interest to the general language-conscious public. Entries are arranged in subject areas, such as clothing, food and drink, and animals. John Ayto explores the range and development of rhyming slang during its 150 year history, from traditional Cockney Rhyming Slang to the popney rhyming slang of today.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang Summary

The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang by John Ayto

A lively, authoritative, and up-to-date look at the world of rhyming slang, from its origins in London's 19th-century underworld to the buzzwords of 21st-century popney. Arranged by topic, including Crime, Food and Drink, Illness, Money, Sex, and Sport, this highly readable collection is at once an informative source to the story behind some of our most lively expressions and a browser's delight.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang Reviews

Review from previous edition An exemplary piece of editing . . . Ayto's book is the best and most entertaining so far * The Spectator *
Covers virtually every aspect of the human condition * Evening Standard *

About John Ayto

John Ayto is an experienced lexicographer, and author of many books on the English language, including the acclaimed Twentieth Century Words (Oxford, 1999), which was reviewed as 'An absolutely terrific book . . . thoroughly addictive and full of surprises'. His previous books for OUP include the Oxford Dictionary of Slang and The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang by John Ayto
John Ayto
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