Oxford dictionary of nicknames

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 229 pages
From the affectionate and humorous to the derogatory and vitriolic, this scintillating collection of nicknames brings together famous people, places, events, and organizations with the nicknames that epitomize them. This brand new dictionary identifies and explains the origins of over 1,800 nicknames from contemporary and historical culture. The coverage is international and ranges from Buffalo Bill to Flo Jo to Dubya and from Silicon Valley to the Nutmeg State.
Arranged alphabetically and including appendices listing groups of nicknames, a General Index, and a Thematic Index, The Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames is perfect browsing material for the general reader and the popular culture buff, and an ideal reference for anyone researching the identity and background of famous figures and places.

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Chemical Ali, Great White Hope, Mac the Knife, Diamond City, and Rainbow Division-these are some of the 1800 nicknames of persons, places, and military units covered in this specialized dictionary ... Read full review


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