Tag: slang

A Guide to Black Slang from 1976

This coon caricature and black slang dictionary originally appeared in an 1976 issue of Playboy. Thoughts?

1940s Teen Slang

I hope I'm a go giver.

Northern Irish Dialect Translator

Seems boggin', mingin', mankin'?  No, it's actually stickin' out.

Northern Irish Dialect Translator

How till spake Norn Iron (a guide to local phrases).

An Introduction to Cockney Rhyming Slang

If you get too Brahms and Liszt tonight, you'll be Tom and Dick tomorrow.

An Introduction to Cockney Rhyming Slang

Is Cockney Rhyming slang dead? Not on your Nelly! Here's some proof that is in use as never before. (Read some cool brass tacts about Cockney rhyming slang below the list of expressions.) Cockney rhyming slang phrases are derived from taking an expression which rhymes with a word and then using that expression instead of the word. For example the word “look” rhymes with...

Argotopolis: A Map of London Slang

Slang from the Plate o’ Meat.

Argotopolis: A Map of London Slang

This amazeballs map by cartographer Adam Dant and Jonathon Green, lexicographer of slang, shows London slang organised around relevant locations in the Old Oak. Click on Adam’s map to study it in detail and read Green’s glossary below to grok more about the language. KEY TO THE SLANG WORDS & PHRASES IN ARGOTOPOLIS compiled by Jonathon Green Nappy Valley (David Cameron’s House, Notting...

The Perodic Table of 1980s Slang

'That punk rocker's mohawk is wicked'. Dammy, is 'wicked' 80s slang? I still used it in the 90s...
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