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Slang & dialect humour

See below for a selection of the latest books from Slang & dialect humour category. Presented with a red border are the Slang & dialect humour books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Slang & dialect humour books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Understanding Jamaican Patois An Introduction to Afro-Jamaican Grammar

Understanding Jamaican Patois An Introduction to Afro-Jamaican Grammar

Author: L.Emilie Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

The Dictionary of Posh Incorporating the Fall and Rise of the Pails-Hurtingseaux Family

The Dictionary of Posh Incorporating the Fall and Rise of the Pails-Hurtingseaux Family

Author: Hugh Kellett Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2019

This is a right royal comedy of errors. Hidden within normal English is a separate language still spoken by those born with silver spoons in their mouths. It's called Posh. A word of English can be spelt the same but mean something completely different in Posh. If you say the word Mention in English, people will understand Remark upon ; but in Posh this means a large house. Say Ace and speakers of Posh will think you are referring to a cold thing one's butler puts in one's G&T. This book will help you learn Posh, often with side-splitting consequences. To aid rapid mastery, helpful examples of the various words in the dictionary are given in context. These helpful examples collectively add up to a story within the dictionary - The Fall and Rise of an Important Family - the sorry saga of riches, ruin and redemption that this book really is.

Homophones Visualized

Homophones Visualized

Author: Bruce Worden Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2019

Do ewe no what homophones are? They're words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have completely different meanings-it's knot always easy to get it right. Based on his blog Homophones, Weakly, Bruce Worden's Homophones Visualized uses simple but clever graphics to help illustrate the differences between 100 pairs (or triplets or quadruplets) of words that sound alike. From beat and beet to flee and flea, baron and barren to golf and gulf, each spread contains a pair or group of homophones and corresponding illustrations that provide context for each word. Word lovers, educators, and kids all will delight in this witty and useful homophone guide to understanding which word is witch.

Irishisms Blather, Blarney, Blessings and everything else we say in Ireland

Irishisms Blather, Blarney, Blessings and everything else we say in Ireland

Author: Ronan Moore Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

While officially in Ireland we may have only two languages, in truth is it is probably closer to three: English, Irish and Irish-English. And it is this third language, Irish-English, that most of us on our fair island now speak. Irishisms examines many of the words and phrases that colour this unique language and in doing so attempts to shed light on all the wonderful ways we have for saying how average we are, what we really mean when we say sorry, how to describe your level of insobriety, the difference between a wagon and a weapon and when awful is better than savage.

The The Wee Book O' Cludgie Banter

The The Wee Book O' Cludgie Banter

Author: Susan Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Ma Wee Book O' Clarty Secrets

Ma Wee Book O' Clarty Secrets

Author: Susan Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Ma Wee Book O' Gettin' Sh*te Done

Ma Wee Book O' Gettin' Sh*te Done

Author: Susan Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Manglish Malaysian English at its wackiest!

Manglish Malaysian English at its wackiest!

Author: Dr. Lee Su Kim, Dr. Stephen J. Hall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

Now back after 20 years with brand new words, expressions and idioms, this hilarious classic remains packed with humour, irreverence and loads of fun. It bids all Malaysians to lighten up, laugh at ourselves and revel in our unique, multicultural way of life. Forget about tenses, grammar, pronunciation, and just relek lah ... Aiyoh. Manglish or Malaysian English is what Malaysians speak when we want to connect with each other or just hang loose. Borrowing from Malay, Chinese, Indian, Asli, British English, American English, dialects, popular mass media and plenty more, our unique English reflects our amazing diversity. Like a frothy teh tarik or a lip-smacking mouthful of divine durian, Manglish is uniquely Malaysian. Manglish is an entertaining, funny and witty compilation of commonly used Malaysian English words and expressions. Whether Malaysian, expat, visitor or a fresh-off-the-plane Mat Salleh, you'll never be at a loss for words when conversing with Malaysians.

The Wee Book O' Pure Stoatin' Joy

The Wee Book O' Pure Stoatin' Joy

Author: Susan Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2019

Dirty Birdy Bible Notes From the Road

Dirty Birdy Bible Notes From the Road

Author: Jeff Rosenstock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

A naughty notebook compiled by a Japanese rock photographer filled with dirty slang and illustrations.

The Wee Book o' Grannies' Sayin's

The Wee Book o' Grannies' Sayin's

Author: Susan Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2019

Sloightly on Th' Huh!

Sloightly on Th' Huh!

Author: Charlie Haylock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2018

A celebration of the rich Suffolk dialect. The text and cartoons from Richard Scollins provide a feast of linguistic fun and capture well the warmth and humour of Suffolk people.