Fantabulosa: A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang
Fantabulosa: A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang by Brand: Continuum International Publishing Group at Translate This Website. SKU: VIB0826459617. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Polari has been the secret language of gay men and women through the twentieth century. But more than a language, Polari is an attitude. From the
Like all slang, Polari users coined an ever-changing vocabulary. Derived from words used by criminals, circus artists, beggars and prostitutes, it also employed Italian, Yiddish, French, rhyming slang and backslang. Polari speakers camped up a storm, from West End chorus boys and office workers to East End sea-queens.
Since gay liberation, lesbian and gay slang has become less a language of concealment than a language of specialization, though the tradition of camp remains. A carefully researched and entertaining read, Fantabulosa presents a lexicon of Polari and a more general dictionary of lesbian and gay slang.
|Manufacturer:||Continuum Intl Pub Group|
|Brand:||Brand: Continuum International Publishing Group|
|Publisher:||Continuum Intl Pub Group|
|Studio:||Continuum Intl Pub Group|
|Item Size:||0.25 x 7.75 x 7.75 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.9 pounds|
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