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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


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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 prisons and music halls of Edwardian England to Kenneth Williams, American GIs in London and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Polari has been used to laugh, bitch, gossip and cruise.
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.

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Manufacturer:Continuum Intl Pub Group
Brand:Brand: Continuum International Publishing Group
Publisher:Continuum Intl Pub Group
Studio:Continuum Intl Pub Group
SKU:VIB0826459617
EAN:9780826459619
Item Size:0.25 x 7.75 x 7.75 inches
Package Weight:0.9 pounds
Package Size:5.6 x 1 x 1 inches

Fantabulosa: A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang by Brand: Continuum International Publishing Group

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