The Queens' English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Expressions (Hardback)
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The Queens' English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Expressions (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 17/06/2021
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From Sappho to RuPaul, this definitive lexicon of LGBTQIA+ slang, terminology and language is adorned with full-colour illustrations and photography alongside short essays on pivotal moments and movements that shaped the formation of the language.

A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community's contributions to the English language-an intersectional, inclusive illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms created by and for queer culture.

With a foreword from Paula Akpan

Do you know where "yaaaas queen!" comes from? Do you know the difference between a bear and a wolf? Do you know what all the letters in LGBTQIA+ stand for?

The Queens' English is a comprehensive guide to modern gay slang, queer theory terms, and playful colloquialisms that define and celebrate LGBTQIA+ culture. This modern dictionary provides an in-depth look at queer language, from terms influenced by celebrated lesbian poet Sappho and from New York's underground queer ball culture in the 1980s to today's celebration of RuPaul's Drag Race.

The glossary of terms is supported by full-color illustrations and photography throughout, as well as real-life usage examples for those who don't quite know how to use "kiki," "polysexual," or "transmasculine" in a sentence. A series of educational lessons highlight key people and events that shaped queer language; readers will learn the linguistic importance of pronouns, gender identity, Stonewall, the Harlem Renaissance, and more.

For every queen in your life-the men, women, gender non-conforming femmes, butches, daddies, and zaddies-The Queens' English is at once an education and a celebration of queer history, identity, and the limitless imagination of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781529110401
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 872 g
Dimensions: 208 x 160 x 33 mm


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A fun, engaging and comprehensive guide... Every time I opened the book I learned something new, enjoying turning the pages of this celebration of queer theory -- Eric Page * Gscene *
A must for better understanding queer culture, especially the contributions of Black and Latinx trans people to pop culture at large. * Library Journal Review *
Chloe Davis's delightfully informative, succinct, helpful and playful dictionary of more than 800 LGBTQIA+ words and fabulous phrases is truly 'sickening' (defined within as 'astonishingly impressive'). * ShelfAwareness *

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