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  • Urban Dictionary by Urbandictionary.com
    Urban Dictionary (English, Paperback) Urbandictionary.com, Aaron Peckham

    This revised edition of Urban Dictionaryfeatures the latest and greatest definitions ever for the words that define our world.

    $17.28
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  • Motherfocloir by Darach O'Seaghdha
    Motherfocloir (English, Hardback) Darach O'Seaghdha

    A humorous investigation of the Irish language.

    $20.20

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  • The Ultimate Cockney Geezer's Guide to Rhyming Slang by Geoff Tibballs
    The Ultimate Cockney Geezer's Guide to Rhyming Slang (English, Paperback) Geoff Tibballs

    Over a hundred years after it was first heard on the streets of Ye Olde London Towne, Cockney rhyming slang is still going strong, and this book contains the most comprehensive and entertaining guide yet.

    $11.40
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  • Scottish-English, English-Scottish by Mary Kean
    Scottish-English, English-Scottish (English, Paperback) Mary Kean $5.28
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  • How to Swear Around the World by Toby Triumph
    How to Swear Around the World (English, Paperback) Toby Triumph

    This essential phrasebook collects the most colorful, explicit, and outrageous ways to tell people off in every part of the world. Featuring dozens of different languages, the sayings range from everyday swears to family curses to expressions for X-rated relations with animals.

    $14.98
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  • Rhyming Cockney Slang by Jack Jones
    Rhyming Cockney Slang (English, Paperback) Jack Jones $4.37
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  • Dent's Modern Tribes by Susie Dent
    Dent's Modern Tribes (English, Paperback) Susie Dent

    Learn how to decode the private languages that are swapped around us every day - amongst cabbies and paramedics, soap stars and comedians, cricketers and barristers - in Susie Dent's unique and witty guide to Britain's modern tribes.

    $15.10
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  • The King's English by Kingsley Amis
    The King's English (English, Paperback) Kingsley Amis

    A scourge of illiteracy and a thorn in the side of pretension, the author provides advice about the linguistic blunders that lie in wait for us, from danglers and four-letter words to jargon and even Welsh rarebit.

    $14.85 $23.25
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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...

    $10.01 $11.50
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  • Geordie-English Glossary by Percy Douglas
    Geordie-English Glossary (English, Paperback) Percy Douglas $5.00
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  • Very Modern Dictionary
    Very Modern Dictionary (English, Hardback)

    A new dictionary for the modern world!

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  • What They Didn't Teach You in Spanish Class by Juan Caballero
    What They Didn't Teach You in Spanish Class (Multiple languages, Hardback) Juan Caballero

    Packed with slang words, phrases and expressions not found in any textbook, this fun-to-read handbook teaches the casual, everyday language heard in the cafes, bars and streets of Spanish speaking countries. No one actually speaks the formal Spanish taught in school, which makes this book a must have for anyone looking to chat with the locals without sounding like a robot. Published as an attractive, small trim hardcover, this handy phrasebook makes the perfect gift for travelers and students who want to fill the gap between the Spanish they are learning in class and what is really spoken in Spain, Mexico, Argentina and other Spanish speaking countries.

    $13.38
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  • Stuff Irish People Love by Colin Murphy
    Stuff Irish People Love (English, Paperback) Colin Murphy, Donal O'Dea

    This book, jammed with hilarious reflections on what it is to be Irish, will have you nodding in agreement with every turn of the page. And for those who don't have the good fortune to come from the Emerald Isle, it will explain a lot!

    $13.22 $24.75
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  • Dirty Japanese by Matt Fargo
    Dirty Japanese (Multiple languages, Paperback) Matt Fargo

    No body speaks in strictly formal address anymore. Not even in traditionally minded Japan, where slang from its edgy pop culture constantly enter into common usage. This all-new, totally-up-to-date book fills in the gap between how people really talk in Japan and what Japanese language students are taught.

    $13.54
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  • Dirty Italian by Gabrielle Euvino
    Dirty Italian (Multiple languages, Paperback) Gabrielle Euvino

    A guide that reveals the contemporary colloquial language Italians actually speak. It presents cool things to say for all casual situations: shopping, parties, nightclubs, sporting events, and even romance and sex.

    $9.58
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  • Proper Brummie by Carl Chinn
    Proper Brummie (English, Paperback) Carl Chinn, Steve Thorne $16.94
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  • Schadenfreude, A Love Story by Rebecca Schuman
    Schadenfreude, A Love Story (English, Paperback) Rebecca Schuman

    "This book is a wild and wonderful ride. Your guide, Rebecca Schuman, is a super-smart and very funny person who writes brilliantly about Germany and Germans (who are not what you think) and being young and insane and life in general and? just read it, OK?"...

    $18.36
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  • The Little Book of Cockney Rhyming Slang by Sid Finch
    The Little Book of Cockney Rhyming Slang (English, Paperback) Sid Finch

    Whether you want to impress your friends with your London lingo, or simply to understand what the characters on EastEnders are talking about, The Little Book of Cockney Rhyming Slang is packed with everything you need. It'll be perfect when you're on the dog and bone to your best china plates, or down the rub-a-dub with your trouble and strife.

    $9.30 $10.95
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  • The Broons Guide Tae... Family Planning by The Broons
    The Broons Guide Tae... Family Planning (Multiple languages, Hardback) The Broons

    THE BROONS GUIDE TAE FAMILY PLANNIN' is a tongue in cheek look at the perils and blessings o' haein' a large family. Coupled with classic illustrations by the legendary Dudley D. Watkins, this is Scotland's Favourite Family seen as never before.

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  • American-English, English-American by Anthea Bickerton
    American-English, English-American (English, Paperback) Anthea Bickerton $5.19
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