Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff

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William Holloway (1786–1870) was an early environmentalist, social reformer and collector of ephemera. His General Dictionary of Provincialisms, first published in 1839, was an offshoot of his mania for collecting: it was a compilation of regional and dialect words and 'fast fading relics' which he hoped to rescue from oblivion. Reprinted in facsimile, it offers a wondrous selection of arcane vocabulary, from abel-whackets (a sailors' card game) to the onomatopoeic zwop. Foreword by David Crystal.

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Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff

Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff

A General Dictionary of Provincialisms

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9781908402363     Product Code: 219228

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William Holloway (1786–1870) was an early environmentalist, social reformer and collector of ephemera. His General Dictionary of Provincialisms, first published in 1839, was an offshoot of his mania for collecting: it was a compilation of regional and dialect words and 'fast fading relics' which he hoped to rescue from oblivion. Reprinted in facsimile, it offers a wondrous selection of arcane vocabulary, from abel-whackets (a sailors' card game) to the onomatopoeic zwop. Foreword by David Crystal.

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