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  • A Dictionary of RAF Slang by Eric Partridge
    A Dictionary of RAF Slang (English, Hardback) Eric Partridge

    Drop your visiting cards, put aside your beer-lever, stop being a half-pint hero and discover the gloriously funny slang which was part of everyday life in two world wars. Passion-killers: Airwomen's service knickers, whether twilights (the lighter, summer-weight variety) or black-outs (the navy-blue winter-weights). A wise directive has purposely made them as unromantic in colour and in design...

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  • Shakespeare's Bawdy by Eric Partridge
    Shakespeare's Bawdy (English, Paperback) Eric Partridge

    Here Partridge combined a detailed knowledge of Shakespeare and Elizabethan slang/innuendo to create 'a literary and psychological essay and a comprehensive glossary' of this long-avoided aspect of Shakespeare criticism.

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  • A Dictionary of Catch Phrases by Eric Partridge
    A Dictionary of Catch Phrases (English, Paperback) 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.

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  • Usage and Abusage by Eric Partridge
    Usage and Abusage (English, Paperback) Eric Partridge

    An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones). Janet Whitcut has revised Eric Partridge's popular reference to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. The book also includes a section of "vogue words", those that have acquired a new power and influence. An indispensable reference.

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  • Dictionary of Catch Phrases by Eric Partridge
    Dictionary of Catch Phrases (English, Paperback) Eric Partridge

    Explains the origins and meanings of popular phrases

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  • Origins by Eric Partridge
    Origins (English, Paperback) Eric Partridge

    Describes 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. This book includes lists of prefixes, suffixes, and elements used in the creation of new vocabulary.

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  • Usage and Abusage by Eric Partridge
    Usage and Abusage (English, Paperback) Eric Partridge

    The 3rd edition, revised by Janet Whitcut, has been completely reset and brought up-to-date for modern usage. This classic guide, full of advice on how to avoid woolly expressions, bad grammar and poor vocabulary selection, guides the user through the difficulties of writing clear, direct English.

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  • The Daily Telegraph - Dictionary of Tommies' Songs and Slang by John Brophy
    The Daily Telegraph - Dictionary of Tommies' Songs and Slang (English, Paperback) John Brophy, Eric Partridge

    The Daily Telegraph - Dictionary of Tommies' Song and Slang provides an insight into the courage, gaiety and astringent cynicism with which men armed themselves against the horrors of trench warfare.

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