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American Slang

American Slang - 4th edition

American Slang - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780061179471

ISBN10: 0061179477

American Slang by Barbara Ann Kipfer - ISBN 9780061179471
Edition: 4TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
Published: 2008
International: No
American Slang by Barbara Ann Kipfer - ISBN 9780061179471

ISBN13: 9780061179471

ISBN10: 0061179477

Edition: 4TH 08

Summary

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 joke

This 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.