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American Slang Paperback – 1 Sep 2008


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About the Author

Dr. Robert L. Chapman, the founding editor of the Dictionary of American Slang, was a professor of English at Drew University.

Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., is a lexicographer who has authored or compiled more than forty books, including the Dictionary of American Slang (with Robert L. Chapman), The Order of Things, Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary, and the bestselling 14,000 Things to Be Happy About. She received her doctorate in linguistics from England's University of Exeter.


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HASH(0x8e08e240) out of 5 stars A serious work that is part of American English Language 10 Nov. 2014
By William H. Short - Published on Amazon.com
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I was still using the original from 1961, with the cover falling off. Yes it is outdated and I found this edition to be an excellent update. I'll probably use it until the cover also falls off. Too many scoff at slang and the bad words, but it is a serious work that is part of American English Language. An excellent reference for anyone to have.
HASH(0x8e08e48c) out of 5 stars I learned words I never heard before 23 Mar. 2012
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I am always interested in ways to enhance your ability to communicate and America's Slang provides the opportunity to do just that. If you are interested in writing, speaking or improving your communication skills this book may be just what you need, I highly recommend that you add it to your communications resources.
HASH(0x8e08e450) out of 5 stars Not much background 23 Feb. 2014
By Hazel - Published on Amazon.com
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Had hoped this would be more like the great TV show that gave more of the origin of the expressions. Some of these like "the whole 9 yards" were not wat we had heard before
HASH(0x8e08e744) out of 5 stars The lost slang book. 3 Jan. 2015
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Although helpful, I was unable to find the third edition.
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HASH(0x8e08e7a4) out of 5 stars Nice reference for Americanisms 5 Aug. 2014
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This is a fun and informative "dictionary". Amazing how expressions have been incorporated into American English.
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