‘The Little Book of Slang, Sayings, Jargon and Humour’ – signed copies available

The definition of slang according to the Oxford Dictionary is ‘a type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal are more common in speech than in writing and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people’. Thus, the choice of a phrase, or the use of ‘jargon’, a saying, or abbreviation, can accurately reflect our links to a specific place, employment or situations that impact upon us in our everyday lives. In the UK alone it is estimated that there are at least fifty-six regional interpretations of how we use English to convey our feelings and to communicate with one another. This little book contains some 2,000 such phrases, sayings and abbreviations drawn together, in the main, from the experiences of one family. It manifestly displays what a diverse world we now live in as families transcend different cultures and countries. It is not an academic study, rather it is designed to promote memories, to enable reflection on previous life experiences and, above all else, to simply have some fun whilst reading it. Preserving our past whilst understanding the present helps us to create history for the future as new generations go on to create their own versions of ‘slang’ applicable to that period. ‘Ta-Ra-A-Bit’. #slang #sayings #jargon #humour #historical #comparativelinguistics #fun #xmas #memories


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