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With 1,500 new words and phrases, this abridged edition of the Dictionary of American Slang is the most buzzworthy, banging collection of colloquial American English no jokeThis fully updated and abridged fourth edition of American Slang contains more than 1,500 new terms representing the variety and vigor of American slang, from "yada yada yada" to "yo momma." There's no better resource for those who are curious about language, fascinated by counterculture, or just completely confused when other people talk.Like previous editions, this edition features pronunciation guides, word origins, examples of appropriate usage as well as a helpful highlighting system that lets you know which terms should be used with caution, and never in polite company. Both an important archive of the way America is really talking and a lot of fun to read, American Slang will prove to be an invaluable companion in keeping up with the dauntingly jargon-filled, quickly evolving language of today."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061179471
ISBN-10: 0061179477
Format: Paperback / softback
(211mm x 140mm x 38mm)
Pages: 556
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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