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Over 10,000 copies sold in hardback Over 1.5 million words of text and 75,000 entries, covering slang from every part of the English-speaking world from the sixteenth century to the present day Each entry records the date when a slang word appeared, whether it is still in use, and in what countries it is used Detailed etymologies throughout, showing how slang usages evolved and how they relate to one another Coverage of every area of slang: drugs words, criminal terms, swear words, humorous expressions, sex etc.
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Jonathon Green is a writer and broadcaster with a particular interest in colloquial English and slang. His many credits include the Pan Dictionary of Modern Slang and Chasing the Sun: Dictionary-Makers and the Dictionaries They Made. He lives in north London (N7).From Library Journal:
Green (Chasing the Sun: Dictionary Makers and the Dictionaries They Made, LJ 9/1/96) is a leading British lexicographer whose previous reference works on slang, neologisms, and jargon have been favorably reviewed. His huge new slang dictionary, containing over 70,000 words and phrases from around the English-speaking world, is the first completely new volume to treat the slang vocabulary from the 16th century to the present since Eric Partridge's classic Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English first appeared in 1937. Aside from its comprehensive scope, this is a thoughtful and thorough work of reference, supplying for each word or phrase any variant spellings or alternative forms, the part of speech, a first date of use, a geographic or social/cultural usage label, a complete definition, and an etymology. Green also provides us with an interesting introduction and well-designed directions for use as well as a long, unannotated bibliography that includes a list of slang web sites. A great new reference tool; recommended for most large reference collections.APaul A. D'Alessandro, Portland P.L., ME
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Book Description Cassell, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110304344354
Book Description Cassell, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0304344354