A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquialisms and Catch Phrases, Fossilised Jokes and Puns, General Nicknames, Vulgarisms and Such Americanisms as Have Been Naturalised

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Routledge, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1400 pages
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Now for the first time, this important reference is available in paperback. Originally published in 1984, this dictionary was published posthumously but had been worked upon by Partridge until six weeks before his death. As the last edition to feature original work by Partridge himself, its place in the history of the lexicography of slang is assured.

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Review: Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquialisms, and Catch-Phrases, Solecisms and Catachresis, Nicknames, and Vulgarisms

User Review  - Meter - Goodreads

Notably much of the slang covered here had roots in the military. Also, given its date of publication nothing of the inernet is here. Read full review

Review: A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquialisms and Catch Phrases, Fossilised Jokes and Puns, General Nicknames, Vulgarisms and Such Americanisms as Have Been Naturalised

User Review  - Leonard Pierce - Goodreads

Partridge's is the go-to book for slang reference, and the fact that it now focuses on a lot of dated or vanished subcultures makes it all the more fascinating. Read full review

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