Slang & Jargon
BIC code: CFFJ
See also: Language Teaching & Learning
- Paperback - Black & White
Ever taken a 'beamer' because someone has called you a 'numpty'? Or maybe you can't work out why 'bluenoses' and 'left-fitters' can never see eye to eye? This book reveals the true meanings of some of the more obscure Scots words and phrases, putting a smile on even the most 'petted-lipped coupon'.
- Add to BasketNumpty!
- Hardback - Prion
'You numpty!' is a phrase that is heard regularly. But what exactly is a Numpty? This book provides a full explanation of the word, its origin and meaning, and a complete list of uses.
- Add to BasketUnpleasant Words: A Collection Of Those Parts Of The English Language That We Would Prefer To Forget
- Hardback - Crombie Jardine
There are very few words in the English language that are neither swear words nor saucy euphemisms and yet which retain the power to make us want to cover our ears, close our eyes and sing 'la-la-la' very loudly to drown out the speaker's voice. This book contains the worst of these offenders.
- Add to BasketAwa' An' Bile Yer Heid!: Scottish Curses And Insults
- Paperback - Birlinn
From football through the weather to politics, each other and of course the English, there is nothing about which a Scot does not have a scathing remark to make. This volume presents a rich collection of insults and invective.
- Add to BasketJockney Rhyming Slang
- Paperback - Crombie Jardine
This is a tongue-in-cheek guide to Scotland's own take on the slang language that Cockneys thought they'd made their own.
- Add to BasketShame About The Boat Race
- Hardback - Collins
A look at the colourful stories behind many of the words and phrases in common use, this book offers hundreds of the best-loved terms, cartoons and facts. It is useful for those who love playing with language and inventing new words.