American Slang: Cultural Language Guide to Living in the USA

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Mottobene Inc, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 372 pages
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This compilation of American slang contains more than 5,000 common slang terms with easy-to-understand definitions and sample sentences. The book's unique classification of slang terms under key words makes it easy to search for and discover any term. By organizing terms this way, slang terms that share a common key word can be classified together for easy reference. For example, under the key word "Chip," the following terms are alphabetically listed: bargaining chip, blue chip, cash in one's chips, chip in, chip off the old block, chip on one's shoulder, in the chips, let the chips fall where they may, and when the chips are down. Slang terms with more than one key word are also cross-referenced, and sample sentences lend meaning to the slang terms by showing their applications in writing and in conversation.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
53
Section 4
83
Section 5
103
Section 6
132
Section 7
176
Section 8
181
Section 11
218
Section 12
243
Section 13
272
Section 14
273
Section 15
288
Section 16
327
Section 17
353
Section 18
354

Section 9
189
Section 10
198
Section 19
367
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Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Joseph Melillo taught conversational English in Japan for more than 25 years. He compiled a notebook of American slang terms that he taught in those classes, which became the basis for this publication. Edward M. Melillo, J.D. is a lawyer. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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