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Gangster Speak

Paperback - 14 November 2011
Morton, James (Author)
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An Aladdin's cave of criminal slang as spoken in the UK, America and Australia. If you're scratching or set tripping, if you're viper mad or coming heavy, if the ming are on the wing and you've 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 warning

Hobbit -- a prisoner who complies with or sucks up to the system

Put on armour - layer oneself with magazines to deflect knife wounds in a prison fight

Hooch -- 'illicit liquor'

A Bernie -- a victim who might be armed and prepared to use a weapon, after Bernard Goetz who killed a robber on the subway

Providing 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" you'll never be lost for words.

Product Details

ISBN-10: 0753522853

ISBN-13: 9780753522851

Publisher: Ebury Publishing      

Language: English UK / Other

Format: Paperback | 192 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 18.00 x 11.10 x 1.50 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.17 Kg

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