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Crooked Talk: Five Hundred Years of the Language of Crime Hardcover – June 6, 2011

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"Mr. Slang, aka Jonathon Green."  —Martin Amis

"The most-acclaimed British lexicographer since Johnson has every right to blow off ("late 18th century: to boast, to brag". What did you think?) as he wraps up a new edition of this most mind-bendingly addictive guide to taboo talk."  —Independent on Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Jonathon Green is a writer, a broadcaster, and an expert on slang. His Dictionary of Slang first appeared in 1998 to huge critical acclaim, and his definitive three-volume work was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. His many other works include The Big Book of Bodily Functions and The Big Book of Filth.

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