By Tom Dalzell
The Routledge Dictionary of contemporary American Slang bargains the final word list of contemporary, publish WW2 American Slang.
The 25,000 entries are followed by way of citations that authenticate the phrases in addition to supply examples of utilization from well known literature, newspapers, magazines, videos, tv exhibits, musical lyrics, and web consumer teams. Etymology, cultural context, state of foundation and the date the be aware was once first used also are supplied. by way of content material, the cultural variations when you consider that 1945 are miraculous. tv, pcs, medications, track, unpopular wars, formative years pursuits, altering racial sensitivities and attitudes in the direction of intercourse and sexuality are all significant components that experience formed tradition and language.
This new version comprises over 500 new headwords accrued with citations from the final 5 years, a interval of vast switch within the English language, in addition to revised current entries with new relationship and citations.
No time period is excluded for the reason that it'd be thought of offensive as a racial, ethnic, spiritual, sexual or any form of slur. This dictionary includes many entries and citations that may, and may, offend.
Rich, scholarly and informative, The Routledge Dictionary of contemporary American Slang and Unconventional English is an fundamental source for language researchers, lexicographers and translators.
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The Routledge dictionary of modern American slang and unconventional English by Tom Dalzell