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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions (4 ed)

By: Spears, Richard

Part of the Mcgraw-Hill Esl References series
0071461078 / 9780071461078
Hardback
16/10/2005
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163 x 236 mm, 915 grams 576 pages
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More bling for the buck! The #1 guide to American slang is now bigger, more up-to-date, and easier to useThis new edition of McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions offers complete definitions of more than 12,000 slang and informal expressions from various sources, ranging from golden oldies such as . . . golden oldie, to recent coinages like shizzle (gangsta), jonx (Wall Street), and ping (the Internet).

Each entry is followed by examples illustrating how an expression is used in everyday conversation and, where necessary, International Phonetic Alphabet pronunciations are given, as well as cautionary notes for crude, inflammatory, or taboo expressions. This edition also features a fascinating introduction on "What is Slang?," a Thematic Index that cross-references expressions by standard terms--such as Angry, Drunk, Food, Good-bye, Mess-up, Money, and Stupidity--and a Hidden Word Index that lets you identify and locate even partially remembered expressions and phrases.

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