Cassell's Dictionary of Slang: A Major New Edition of the Market-Leading Dictionary of Slang

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With its unparalleled coverage of everything from 18th-century cant to contemporary gay jargon, plus its uncluttered design, Cassell's Dictionary of Slang was warmly received when it first appeared in 1998.  And now the world's best single-volume dictionary of English slang is even better! Jonathon Green has spent the last seven years on a vast project, doing in-depth research on vernacular vocabulary, hunting down and recording written instances of as many of these words as possible. He not only uncovered many thousands of new expressions (12,000 of which will appear here), but he has also made myriad improvements to the existing text. The result is an entertaining, educational, and thoroughly enlightening look at the endless liveliness of the English language.

Broadly entertaining resource will delight readers.” Library Journal.

 

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Jonathon Green is Britain's leading lexicographer of slang. Among his many language-related publications are the Macmillan Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, The Slang Thesaurus, Slang Down the Ages, The Dictionary of Jargon, and Chasing the Sun: Dictionary-Makers and the World They Made. The first edition of the bestselling Cassell's Dictionary of Slang appeared in 1998.

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'mightily impressive' IRISH TIMES 'New, lewder, fatter, gorsser. Green's appetite for lex from the wrong side of the tracks is massive.' -- Jonathon Meades EVENING STANDARD 'Magnificent... I felt quite pale after a while at the endless catalogue of things we do to each other.' -- Miles Kington THE INDEPENDENT 'Dr Johnson would have moaned with delight.' -- Andrew Marr DAILY TELEGRAPH 'this magnificent book will guarantee you hours and hours of enjoyment, expoloring the vulgar inventiveness of living language. Every home should have a copy.' THE HERALD (GLASGOW)

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