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Slang the people"s poetry by Adams, Michael

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • English language -- Slang,
  • English language -- Jargon,
  • Rhyming slang,
  • Poetry

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMichael Adams.
LC ClassificationsPE3711 .A33 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18732838M
ISBN 109780195314632
LC Control Number2008028923

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