An Alternative History Of English Slang

Aug 9, 2017

Max Décharné is a writer and musician. He writes about music regularly for Mojo magazine, where he is their chief authority on the subject of rockabilly music, which he has followed and played since the 1970s.

His new book, Vulgar Tongues, is a rollercoaster ride through the colorful history of slang -- from highwaymen to hip-hop. It presents a fresh and exciting take on the subject: entertaining and authoritative without being patronizing, out-of-touch or voyeuristic.