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The Public School Word-Book: A Contribution to a Historical Glossary of Words Phrases and Turns of Expression Obsolete and in Present Use Peculiar to Our Great Public Schools Together with Some That Have Been or Are Modish at the Universities by John S Farmer (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from The Public School Word-Book: A Contribution to a Historical Glossary of Words Phrases and Turns of Expression Obsolete and in Present Use Peculiar to Our Great Public Schools Together With Some That Have Been or Are Modish at the Universities It has been a matter of te and, maybe, of surprise that attempt has hitherto been made to gather in one volume the numerous Words, Phrases, and Turns of Expression peculiar to Our Great Public Schools. Bare lists of a dozen or more examples may be found in certain (mostly out-of-date) Records and Histories; but taking the Schools individually, only in one instance Winchester - has - there been anything but the most perfunctory attention given to the subject; and in case has the question received that analytical, scientific treatment - historically and comparatively - which has proved so invaluable in the Oxford Dictionary and in Slang and its Analogues. It would, however, seem almost necessary to emphasise the fact that this Word-Book is t, per se, a dictionary of school slang. On the contrary, it is far more than that. For, though such colloquialisms as are peculiar to Public School life are naturally and rightly included, yet by far the latter number of the examples here set down do t, by any accepted method of classification, fall within that category. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.