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Dictionary of Jargon

Green, Jonathon

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ISBN 10: 0710099193 / ISBN 13: 9780710099198
Published by Routledge Kegan & Paul, London, 1987
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Dust jacket creased to edges. A few marks. Black cloth with bright silver titles on upper cover & spine. Stamp on ffep RAF Wattisham Library. 616 pages clean and tight. An authoritative guide to demystification, this dictionary enables the reader to unravel jargon - the welter of specialist occupational slang, which can vary from deliberately deceptive euphemisms for unpalatable practices to genuine 'professional' terminology. Terms can he impenetrable or merely confusing, as in the case of everyday words which have been pressed into service with a new and specific meaning. Most occupational or interest groups spawn language which puzzles the outsider. Containing around 21,000 entries, the dictionary encompasses a truly eclectic range of fields and includes extensive coverage of both British and US jargon. Areas dealt with range from marketing to medicine, from advertising to artificial intelligence, from skiing to sociology, and from technology to tiddlywinks. The Dictionary of Jargon will be invaluable as a source to consult in a world of increasing specialization, but its wide compass and clarity also make it a delight for the browser. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 110743

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Title: Dictionary of Jargon

Publisher: Routledge Kegan & Paul, London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition.

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An authoritative aid to demystification, this dictionary enables the reader to unravel the jargon of our age - the welter of specialist occupational slang ranging from deliberately deceptive euphemisms for unpalatable practices to genuine "professional" terminology. Containing around 21,000 entries, the dictionary encompasses a wide range of fields and includes extensive coverage of both British and American jargon.

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