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Cassell's Multi-Volume Dictionary Of Slang Audio CD – Audiobook, CD


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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: W&N (1 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0304357480
  • ISBN-13: 978-0304357482
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Jonathon Green is Britain's foremost lexicographer of slang. His many publications include the Chambers Slang Dictionary, the Slang Thesaurus and Slang Down the Ages. He has also compiled dictionaries of quotations and oral histories of modern culture. His latest work is the multi-volume Green's Dictionary of Slang on Historical Principles.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Lynch on 10 Jan 2001
Format: Paperback
Reaching back into English for some centuries and reaching through English as it's written & spoken today in many nations, this dictionary offers what seems a unique guide to the use of words and more particularly, phrases, that I can't find defined in any other work. Indispensable for those who really want to understand exactly what they're reading.
Nice touch: the editor's introduction comes complete with an e-mail address. Any reader who finds a usage that Jonathon Green doesn't know about, is free to send it in for future editions. But I personally find few usages that Jonathon Green doesn't know about.
Excellent work but, because of attention paid to "rude words", probably not a good gift for children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laverne on 11 Oct 2007
Format: Paperback
This huge dictionary of slang is clearly a labour of love as well as a work of art. It is comprehensive too, covering filth and general swearing, but so much more too. It really is a good and hilarious read - you get led down all kinds of unexpected pathways. A deeply rewarding, educational book and just right for reading in bed (if rather heavy). Top book: well done that man!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Sebö on 7 Jan 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a good book to look up all those words by native speakers that you hear all the time.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Oct 2001
Format: Paperback
This is now the standard work on slang in the English language, and a dazzling scholarly achievement by our foremost lexicographer. It is astonishingly comprehensive, admirably clear and a pleasure just for reference or for browsing. A must-buy.
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