Every word counts

Talk Writeidea Festival: Max Décharné - Vulgar Tongues


Slang is the language of pop culture, it is the sound of street culture, underground movements and secret societies. Depending on your point of view, it is a badge of honour, a sign of identity or a dangerous assault on the values of polite society.

In conversation with Travis Elborough, Max Décharné, author of Vulgar Tongues, traces the many routes of slang, from the thieves and prostitutes of Elizabethan London to the present day, where the centuries-old terms rap and hip-hop still survive, though their meanings have changed.

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Sat 18 Nov 2017, 5:30pm

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Venue details

Idea Store Whitechapel
321 Whitechapel Road
E1 1BU
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council