Dictionary of American slang
Intimately connected with the fringes of our culture and responding with vigilance to new developments in technology, slang is the fastest changing part of our language. This new edition considers the subcultures that have emerged in the wake of the past decade's technological and communication advances, including the advent of computer usage at home and in the workplace and the explosion of the Internet and the World Wide Web. With more than 2,000 new terms, the Lexicon of the '90s is recorded here in definitive detail.
Like previous editions, this edition features pronunciation guides, word origins, examples of appropriate usage as well as a helpful highlighting system that lets you know which terms should be used with caution, and never in polite company. Both as important archive of the way America is really talking and a lot of fun to read, The Dictionary of American Slang will prove to be an invaluable companion in keeping up with the dauntingly jargon-filled, quickly evolving language of today.
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|Grouping Title||dictionary of american slang|
|Grouping Author||robert l chapman|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-03-11 16:10:02PM|
|Last Indexed||2021-09-28 05:18:05AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
|auth_author2||Kipfer, Barbara Ann.|
Wentworth, Harold, 1904-1965.
|author||Chapman, Robert L., 1920-2002.|
|author2-role||Kipfer, Barbara Ann.|
Wentworth, Harold,1904-1965.Dictionary of American slang.
|author_display||Chapman, Robert L|
|available_at_mercer||Mercer Public Library|
|detailed_location_mercer||Mercer Adult Nonfiction|
|itype_mercer||BOOK - HARDCOVER|
|local_callnumber_mercer||427 CHA Education|
|owning_library_mercer||Mercer Public Library|
|owning_location_mercer||Mercer Public Library|
|subject_facet||Americanisms -- Dictionaries|
English language -- United States -- Slang -- Dictionaries
|title_display||Dictionary of American slang|
|title_full||Dictionary of American slang / [re-written and] edited by Robert L. Chapman ; [with Barbara Ann Kipfer]|
|title_short||Dictionary of American slang|