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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang : Oxford Paperback Reference - John Ayto

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Oxford Paperback Reference

By: John Ayto (Editor), John Simpson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th February 2010
ISBN: 9780199232055
Number Of Pages: 408

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Slang is language with its sleeves rolled up, colorful, pointed, brash, bristling with humor and sometimes with hostility. Now, in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang, John Ayto and John Simpson have gathered together a vibrant collection of over 6,000 slang terms, drawn from the vast Oxford English Dictionary database. The volume is organized thematically, under such general headings as the body and its functions; people and society; animals; sustenance and intoxication; money, commerce, and employment; and time and tide. Within each section the words are listed chronologically, starting with the earliest words and progressing right through to the present, thus illuminating the development of slang and colloquial language over the years. Each entry contains the headword, part of speech, and definition, and most also have illustrative examples of the term in context. Many entries contain labels indicating the social group or discipline from which a word derives--such as theatrical, military, or nautical--as well as the place where it originated. In addition, when the term has had more than one meaning, the various senses are listed chronologically.

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`Review from previous edition Just about everything you always wanted to know about 'poodle-faker', 'pooper-scooper', 'whatsisface' and other gems' John Gross, Sunday Telegraph `A fount of digressive amusement' Times Literary Supplement `Hours of happy browsing for language lovers' Observer

Preface to Second Edition Introduction to First Edition Pronunciation Symbols Principal abbreviations Dictionary Thematic Index The body and its functions People and society Animals Sustenance and intoxication Articles and substances Money, commerce, and employment Behaviour, attitudes, and emotions Thought and communication The arts, entertainment, and the media Time and tide Location and movement Abstract qualities and states

ISBN: 9780199232055
ISBN-10: 0199232059
Series: Oxford Paperback Reference
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 11th February 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.41 x 13.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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