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Green's Dictionary of Slang [3 Vol Set] Hardcover – 26 Nov 2010

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  • Hardcover: 6128 pages
  • Publisher: Chambers (26 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0550104402
  • ISBN-13: 978-0550104403
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 19.6 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,575,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'No previous work of lexicography has ever stood as such a monument to mankind's baseness and wilful disinclination to self-improve'

'Multi-faceted and unflinching'

'Green's astonishing, peerless collage ... is the entire anglophone world unmediated'

'[Green] belongs to a rare pantheon'

(Jonathan Meades, The Evening Standard)

'the reference work of the vulgar tongue to which all others must now be referred [...] he has now exhibited English slang in more detail than any lexicographer before him' (Jeremy Noel-Tod, The Telegraph)

'... It's not hyperbolic to suggest that it's the OED of slang' (Michael Quinion, World Wide Words.com)

'After more than a decade's labour, Jonathon Green, lexicographer of the subversive, has produced as fine a three-volume dictionary of slang as you would desire to piss upon (1700: phrase meaning "excellent, first-rate").' (Steven Poole, The Guardian)

' ... any language lover will find this as compelling a read as a thriller ... The dictionary is a stupendous achievement, in range, meticulous scholarship, and not least enterainment value' (Christopher Hart, The Sunday Times)

'this is the sort of book that, even when examined for a specific purpose, invites sustained perusal' (Henry Hitchings, Financial Times)

'A magnificent work of scholarship' (Colin MacCabe, The New Statesman)

'The range of sources is breathtaking' (James Sharpe, Times Literary Supplement)

'a wonderfully politically incorrect source of education and entertainment' (Prof. Chris Williams, walesonline.co.uk)

'This is the most significant dictionary of slang that has ever been produced ... Get it.' (Australian Book Review)

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The greatest survey of slang ever published and winner of the 2012 Dartmouth Medal

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