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Bitchin’! It’s Jonathon Green’s Book Launch!!!

6 November 2019 @ 12:00 am

Sound And Furies – a dictionary of Women’s slang through the ages.
I cannot tell you how proud I am to be hosting Jonathon’s new Dictionary Launch¬Ý at Vout-O-Reenees (which of course is named after Slim Gaillard’s Dictionary of Jive Slang). Mister Green has been studying slang and writing dictionaries for 40years. Give this man a knighthood for dedication to duty! And please NOBODY tell me why isnt this done by a woman, until you show me the woman who has done this.¬Ý Here at Vouts we identify as Human.


Women as slang creators and users is perhaps the last, and very important, piece of the slang jigsaw. Women in slang is a pretty sorry story, but women and slang is an undiscovered territory, which this book explores, from fishwives and flappers to Mumsnet.

Women’s relationship to slang, and especially their role in coining and popularising it, has been not so much a neglected topic as a non-issue: collectors and scholars have often assumed either that slang was an overwhelmingly male preserve, or else that women’s contributions had gone unrecorded, and were consequently inaccessible to research. In Sounds and Furies Jonathon Green has put these assumptions to the test, and found many of them wanting. From fishwives to flappers and from music hall performers to Mumsnetters, women have indeed made contributions to the slang vocabulary of English; by bringing together so much fascinating material about their words and their worlds, this book makes its own contribution to the history of both women and language. (Professor Deborah Cameron, Professor of Language and Communication, Worcester College, University of Oxford)


Green’s Dictionary of Slang Online: https://greensdictofslang.com
The Timelines of Slang: http://thetimelinesofslang.tumblr.com/

Website: http://jonathongreen.co.uk
Twitter: @misterslang


6 November 2019
12:00 am
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