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    DescriptionIf someone called you a beetle-browed bastardly gullion and told you to shut your bone box, would you be offended? If you lived in 1785, you most certainly would! Harking back to a time when insults and rude words were considerably more colourful, this selection from the original slang dictionary of "The Vulgar Tongue" includes such gems as: Bitch Bobby; A country Wench Lobcock; A large relaxed penis; and also a dull inanimate fellow. Captain Francis Grose, an elected fellow of the society of Antiquaries, travelled extensively throughout the British Isles and featured in several of Robert Burns' poems. He died in Dublin of an apoplectic fit in 1791.


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    Title
    Lobcocks and Fartleberries
    Subtitle
    18th-Century Insults to Confound Your Foes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Francis Grose
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 41 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849531016
    ISBN 10: 1849531013
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: WZG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: WHL
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    DC22: 808.882
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21900
    BISAC V2.8: HUM008000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PE3721 .G7 2010
    Thema V1.0: WZG, WHL
    Publisher
    Summersdale Publishers
    Imprint name
    Summersdale Publishers
    Publication date
    12 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Author Information
    Captain Francis Grose, an elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, travelled extensively throughout the British Isles and featured in several of Robert Burns' poems. He died in Dublin of an apoplectic fit in 1791.
    Review quote
    'For those with an interest in obscure swear words, be it a wordsmith or someone just wanting to expand the more vulgar side of their vocabulary, this is a great little book, and just the right size for pockets and easy referencing.' San Francisco Book Review (USA)