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Rude Britannia

Author : Mina Gorji
ISBN : 9781136009983
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Media commentators have noted a rising public tolerance to the use of rude or offensive words in modern English. John Lydon’s obscene outburst on 'I’m a Celebrity...' only provoked a handful of complaints – a muted reaction compared to the furore following his use of the f-word on television twenty-eight years earlier. This timely and authoritative exploration of rudeness in modern English draws together experts from the academic world and the media – journalists, linguists, lexicographers and literary critics – and argues that rudeness is an important cultural phenomenon. Tightly edited with clear accessibly written pieces, the essays look at rudeness in: the media literature football chants street culture seaside postcards. With contributions from media figures including Tom Paulin and leading media-friendly linguists Deborah Cameron and Lynda Mugglestone, Rude Britannia raises concerns about linguistic and social codes, standards of decency, what is considered taboo in the public realm, constructions of bawdy, class, race, power and British identity.

Rude Stone Monuments

Author : James Fergusson
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The London Friends Meetings

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ISBN : WISC:89097241137
Genre : Devonshire House Monthly Meeting
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London Crowds In The Reign Of Charles Ii

Author : Tim Harris
ISBN : 0521398452
Genre : History
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Annotation A study of the political activities, attitudes and motives of ordinary London people in an era of public confusion and anxiety. The author analyzes both the tumulus in the streets of Charles II's capital and the war of words between loyal and factious Londoners that filled the air.

London S Chronicler

Author : Georgie Stow
ISBN : 9781300036234
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Rude Awakenings

Author : Ajahn Sucitto
ISBN : 9780861714858
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Half down-and-dirty adventure and half inspirational memoir, this title documents an unusual pilgrimage taken by earthy scientist Nick Scott and fastidious Buddhist monk Ajahn Sucitto, who together retraced the Buddha's footsteps through India.

A People Passing Rude

Author : Anthony Cross
ISBN : 9781909254107
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"The essays in this stimulating collection attest to the scope and variety of Russia's influence on British culture. They move from the early nineteenth century -- when Byron sent his hero Don Juan to meet Catherine the Great, and an English critic sought to come to terms with the challenge of Pushkin -- to a series of Russian-themed exhibitions at venues including the Crystal Palace and Earls Court. The collection looks at British encounters with Russian music, the absorption with Dostoevskii and Chekhov, and finishes by shedding light on Britain's engagement with Soviet film."--Back cover.

American Police

Author : Thomas A. Reppetto
ISBN : 9781936274116
Genre : History
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From its beginnings in eighteenth-century London, this is the history of the largest urban police departments in the United States and a social portrait of America during the first century of its existence. From the birth of the New York City Police Department in 1845 to the end of World War II, each city had its share of crime, murders, vice, drug dealers, and addicts. Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles each had their own history and developed in different ways according to local realities. But in every case, each police department had to deal with its share of good and bad cops, Pinkertons, gangsters, revolutionists, politicians, reporters, muckrakers, arsonists, murderers, district attorneys, strikers, labor spies, hanging judges, and axe-swinging crusaders, as well as every conceivable element of American society high and low. But American Police also offers a view of the FBI and its legendary director, J. Edgar Hoover; District Attorney Earl Warren and police commissioners such as Teddy Roosevelt, Stephen J. O'Meara, Richard Enright, Grover Whalen, Louis J. Valentine, and August Vollmer; and tough cops like Captain William "Clubber" Williams, Johnny "the Boff" Broderick, and John Cordes. It is also the history of crime over the course of a century that transformed the United States from a former colony of the British Empire to a powerful and restless nation poised for spectacular growth. Thomas A. Reppetto, a former commander of detectives, is the author of NYPD and American Mafia.

The Transactions Of The Entomological Society Of London

Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
ISBN : WISC:89047349733
Genre : Entomology
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Nice Girls And Rude Girls

Author : Deborah Thom
ISBN : 1860644775
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the myth and reality of women's Experience of war, showing that before 1914 they were often supporting dependents, had acquired considerable industrial experience, and that women's trade activity was growing.

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