"...broadly entertaining resource 'covers the waterfront' with 'lingo' and 'bits and bobs' from English-speaking countries, including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, parts of the Caribbean, and the United States....features 70,000 words and phrases dating from the early 16th century to the present. Typical entries include parts of"...broadly entertaining resource 'covers the waterfront' with 'lingo' and 'bits and bobs' from English-speaking countries, including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, parts of the Caribbean, and the United States....features 70,000 words and phrases dating from the early 16th century to the present. Typical entries include parts of speech, etymology...time periods, geography, brief definitions...usage examples... occasional cross references. Entries such as 'nudnik'...'New York minute'...'La la Land'...and 'beam me up, Scotty'...will delight...readers. Libraries...will...want to purchase this resource because of its broader coverage and affordable price."--Library Journal....
|Title||:||Dictionary of Slang|
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Dictionary of Slang Reviews
I write historical fiction, and when I'm hard at it, this book never leaves my side. It is utterly perfect in every way. And if you aren't using it, it makes a helluva doorstop.
Heather BlackwellTitle: Green, J. (2011). Green’s dictionary of slang. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Type of Reference:DictionaryCall Number:427.09Brief Description: This three volume set includes over 53,000 entries dedicated to slang words, with each word including a part-of-speech label, the definition, and citations. Review:Quinn, M.E. (2011, May 1). [Review of the book Green’s dictionary of slang]. Booklist Online. Retrieved from http://www.booklistonline.com.libsrv....Relevance and Relationship The only dictionaries in the collection are traditional dictionaries, which is not what this book is. It includes over 50,000 entries all dedicated to slang words from all over the world. Although it is expensive, the fact that is such a large book and the information is accurate from a reliable source, it is worth the cost. PurposeThis information source is very detailed, including definitions, phrases, and compounds of each word. And, although there is a large amount of detail, the book is geared to young adults, making it easy to understand. This book puts slang together in one place so that an information seeker could find the correct definition and usage of the word, without having to search all over the internet, which is not always a reliable source for this type of information. Validity This source is both from a reputable author and reputable publisher. John Green has been called an expert on slang and Oxford has been a reliable source for generations. Also, this particular reference source has been reviewed by authoritative sources. And, because the book was only published in 2011, it is very up-to-date and because it includes words that date back to the 1500s, it can be used for years to come for meeting students’ information needs. In addition, the author has included over 400,000 citations. FormatThis is a print source that is consistently laid out alphabetically by word, with one entry including part-of-speech, usage label, definition, and citations. Arrangement and Presentation:The material is presented alphabetically and each entry includes specific detail about the word, including the different ways the word has been used throughout history. Each entry also includes a citation for the information. Diversity:This reference source would meet the needs of a variety of students. It would appeal to many students of different race, religion, and cultures because the vast array of information in the source. In addition, the words themselves come from many parts of the world.
In the footsteps of Eric Partridge treads Jonathon Green. His Dictionary of Slang is not only enormously illuminating, it is highly amusing, especially for those of us who are still sometimes just sniggering teenagers behind a mask of mature academic respectability.
Obviously I haven't read this dictionary cover to cover, I'm not that geeky! (Have thought about it, but it would take forever!) Possibly the definitive slang dictionary.
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Interesting overall, but useful to me in particular right now because of the novel I'm currently writing. One of the characters, an odd-duck for sure, lapses into ancient slang now and then.
This is the "true marmalade" Has and will provide many more happy hours of browsing.