Shorty McCabe

Author: Sewell Ford

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Odd Numbers: Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe

Author: Sewell Ford

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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Sewell Ford (1868-1946) was an American prolific author who wrote Horses Nine: Stories of Harness and Saddle (1903), Shorty McCabe (1906), Cherub Divine (1907), Side-Stepping with Shorty (1908), Torchy (1911), Trying Out Torchy (1912), Odd Numbers (1912), On With Torchy (1914), Torchy, Private Sec. (1915), Shorty McCabe on the Job (1915), Wilt Thou Torchy (1917), The House of Torchy (1918), Torchy and Vee (1919) and Torchy as a Pa (1921).

Side-stepping with Shorty

Author: Sewell Ford

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

View: 277

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Short Story Index

Author: Isabel S. Monro

Publisher: H. W. Wilson

ISBN:

Category: Short stories

Page: 1533

View: 499

Torchy As A Pa

Author: Sewell Ford

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 275

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Language!

Five Hundred Years of the Vulgar Tongue

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 887

In this richly entertaining book, Jonathon Green traces the development of slang and its trajectory through society, and offers an impassioned argument for its defence. Beginning, at least in recorded terms, in the gutter and the thieves' tavern, and displayed only in a few criminological pamphlets, slang has made its way up and out: across social classes and into every medium. There is no doubt that slang deals with those areas of life that standard English often chooses to sidestep. Certainly, slang has many more synonyms for topics such as crime, drunkenness and recreational drug-taking, sexual intercourse and the parts of the body with which we conduct it (and a variety of other functions), for madness, stupidity, unattractiveness, violence, racism and nationalism. That, for the author, is its role and its charm. Often dismissed as 'bad' language or 'swear-words', slang, he argues, is a 'counter-language', the language that says no. Born in the street it resists the niceties of the respectable. It is language's film noir, its banana skin, its pin that pops pretention. It is neither respectable nor respectful. It can be cruel, it can also be inventive, creative and very often funny. It represents us at our most human. Language! is an exuberant and rewarding work that uncovers an oral history of marginality and rebellion, of dispossession and frustration, and it shows how slang gives a vocabulary and a voice to our most guarded thoughts.