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Gangster Speak: A Dictionary of Criminal and Sexual Slang James Morton

Gangster Speak: A Dictionary of Criminal and Sexual Slang

James Morton

Published January 5th 2006
ISBN : 9780753510735
Paperback
192 pages
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An Aladdins cave of criminal slang as spoken in the UK, America and Australia. If youre scratching or set tripping, if youre viper mad or coming heavy, if the ming are on the wing and youve no idea what any of this means, then you need GangsterMoreAn Aladdins cave of criminal slang as spoken in the UK, America and Australia. If youre scratching or set tripping, if youre viper mad or coming heavy, if the ming are on the wing and youve no idea what any of this means, then you need Gangster Speak.From the shocking to the ridiculous, Gangster Speak contains over 2,500 linguistic gems:Ghosting - the practice of transferring a troublesome prisoner to another establishment during the night without warningHobbit - a prisoner who complies with or sucks up to the systemPut on armour - layer oneself with magazines to deflect knife wounds in a prison fightHooch - illicit liquorA Bernie - a victim who might be armed and prepared to use a weapon, after Bernard Goetz who killed a robber on the subwayProviding a useful guide to the nicknames of criminals, as well as fascinating word histories and multiple definitions for different uses of a word around the globe, with Gangster Speak youll never be lost for words.