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The inheritor and successor to Eric Partridge's sensible magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-quantity New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive document of publish WWII slang.
Containing over 60,000 entries, this re-creation of the authoritative work on slang particulars the slang and unconventional English of the English-talking world since 1945, and by means of the primary decade of the brand new millennium, with the identical thorough, intense, and vigorous scholarship that characterised Partridge's personal work.
Distinctive, thrilling and, at occasions, hilariously surprising, key options embrace:
unprecedented protection of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Eire, and the Caribbean
emphasis on submit-World Struggle II slang and unconventional English
revealed sources given for every entry, typically together with an early or vital instance of the time period’s use in print.
tons of of hundreds of citations from well-liked literature, newspapers, magazines, films, and songs illustrating utilization of the headwords
courting info for every headword
within the custom of Partridge, commentary on the time period’s origins and which means
New to this version:
A brand new preface noting slang tendencies of the final 5 years
Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia
New phrases from the language of social networking
Many entries now revised to incorporate new courting, new citations from written sources and new glosses
The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular useful resource infused with humour and studying – it’s impolite, it’s pleasant, and it’s a prize for anybody with a love of language.
Along with this difficult again two quantity set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will even be the primary slang dictionary out there on-line, giving readers unprecedented entry to the wealthy world of slang. For particulars, together with hardback plus on-line bundle provides, please go to www.partridgeslangonline.com