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by Tony Thorn

eBook Bloomsbury Dictionary of Contemporary Slang ePub
Author: Tony Thorn
Language: English
ISBN: 0747501718
ISBN13: 978-0747501718
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; 1St Edition edition (September 28, 1990)
Pages: 350
Category: Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 765
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ePub file: 1514 kb
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Start by marking Bloomsbury Dictionary of Contemporary Slang as Want to Read . Tony Thorne (born 1950) is a British author, linguist and lexicographer specialising in slang, jargon and cultural history.

Start by marking Bloomsbury Dictionary of Contemporary Slang as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Books by Tony Thorne.

This dictionary's main concern is current-day slang, chiefly British and then American. Many of the definitions tell when a phrase came into being and also when it ceased being popular as, say, a phrase that was last used in the 1950s

This dictionary's main concern is current-day slang, chiefly British and then American. Many of the definitions tell when a phrase came into being and also when it ceased being popular as, say, a phrase that was last used in the 1950s. Not many slang dictionaries tell when a phrase fell out of popularity, yet this is a valuable piece of information. In many cases the British use of a slang is compared to the American use: again, a valuable distinction.

Tony Thorne (born 1950 in Cairo, Egypt) is a British author, linguist and lexicographer specialising in slang, jargon and cultural history. Thorne attended Hampton School and the University of Kent at Canterbury.

A dictionary of slang words which explains the meaning and origin of slang. The definitions are informative and entertaining and sometimes surprising - the Australian phrase fair dinkum originated in 19th-century British dialect and to finger is defined as informing someone. Bloomsbury Publishing.

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Dictionary of contemporary. A & C Black 앫 London. The Dictionary of Contemporary Slang is an ongoing project; a survey which by virtue of its subject must be constantly updated to keep track of new coinages and changes in the status of existing terms. The idea of a reference work as something sternly authoritative and unreachably remote from its users is outmoded; thanks to electronic communications a dictionary can now interact with its readers.

n British a hairstyle in which the hair is scraped back and greased into a curl on the nape of the neck. It is an abbreviation of duck’s arse

n British a hairstyle in which the hair is scraped back and greased into a curl on the nape of the neck. It is an abbreviation of duck’s arse. to a lesser extent, with the rockers of the early 1960s. da bomb n, adj See bomb dabs n pl British 1. fingerprints. The term has been used by police officers, criminals and crime writers since the 1930s at least. It derives from the fingerprinting process in which the suspect presses his or her fingers on an ink pad. We managed to lift some dabs from the wine glasses

1 online resource (xvi, 492 pages). With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today.

1 online resource (xvi, 492 pages). It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. A-Z. Title page of print version.

A dictionary of slang words which explains the meaning and origin of slang. The definitions are informative and entertaining and sometimes surprising - the Australian phrase "fair dinkum" originated in 19th-century British dialect and "to finger" is defined as informing someone.
Shakagul
This dictionary's main concern is current-day slang, chiefly British and then American. Many of the definitions tell when a phrase came into being and also when it ceased being popular as, say, a phrase that was last used in the 1950s. Not many slang dictionaries tell when a phrase fell out of popularity, yet this is a valuable piece of information. In many cases the British use of a slang is compared to the American use: again, a valuable distinction. While I prefer using the slang dictionaries that concentrate on American slang, I wouldn't be without this one: slang jumps from one continent to another with wild abandon, so it's good to know the differences in meaning between one culture's use of a slang phrase and another culture's use of that same phrase.
Shistus
Purchased for friend. I thought it just had to do with American Slang, but it included other countries. She said the introduction was very informative. It may end up being better, more comprehensive, but her interest was for American Slang. I may not have read the description fully.
Soustil
Great Book must have and Read
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