A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquialisms and Catch Phrases, Fossilised Jokes and Puns, General Nicknames, Vulgarisms and Such Americanisms as Have Been Naturalised

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1400 pages
Eric Honeywood Partridge, renowned philologist, etymologist and lexicographer, dedicated his life to the study of language but it is for his work on slang, and in particular for his flagship dictionary, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, that he is most widely remembered and admired. Now for the first time from Routledge, the eighth, and current, edition of Partridge's renowned dictionary is available in paperback. Originally published in 1984, this edition was published posthumously but had been worked upon by Partridge until six weeks before his death. Its place in the history of the lexicography of slang is assured as the last edition to feature original work by Partridge himself. Book jacket.

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