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The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Edited by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

Routledge – 2007 – 744 pages

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    978-0-415-21259-5
    October 19th 2007

Description

The Concise New Partridge presents, for the first time, all the slang terms from The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. With over 60,000 entries from around the English-speaking world, the Concise gives you the language of beats, hipsters, Teddy Boys, mods and rockers, hippies, pimps, druggies, whores, punks, skinheads, ravers, surfers, Valley girls, dudes, pill-popping truck drivers, hackers, rappers and more. The Concise New Partridge is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning ? it?s rude, it?s delightful and it?s a prize for anyone with a love of language.

Reviews

Praise for the two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English:

'The king is dead. Long live the king! … The old Partridge is not really dead; it remains the best record of British slang antedating 1945 … Now, however, the preferred source for information about English slang of the past sixty years is the New Partridge.' James Rettig, Booklist, American Library Association

'Most slang dictionaries are no better than momgrams or a rub of the brush, put together by shmegegges looking to make some moola. The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, on the other hand, is the wee babes.' Ian Sansom, The Guardian

'A great book.' Susie Dent

Contents

List of Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgments. Observations of Slang and Unconventional English. Entries A-Z. Numeric Slang

Author Bio

Tom Dalzell is a lawyer, slang-collector and author. Recognised as a leading expert on American Slang, he is the author of Flappers to Rappers: American Youth Slang (Merriam-Webster 1996) and The Slang of Sin (Merriam-Webster 1998).

Terry Victor is not only a slang-collector, but also an actor, broadcaster, writer and director. He is probabaly best known for his ground-breaking work with Murder on the Menu, which he co-founded in 1989.

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Description: Edited by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor. The Concise New Partridge presents, for the first time, all the slang terms from The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. With over 60,000 entries from around the English-speaking world, the Concise gives you...
Categories: Slang and Jargon, General Language Reference