From AOK TO OZ: The Historical Dictionary of American Slang
- Jesse Sheidlower Gets the Last Word: Big, Small, and Four-Letter. Bernstein, Paula // Biography;May2003, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p60
As the principal North American editor of The Oxford English Dictionary (O.E.D.)--the authority on the English language since the first 10-volume edition was published in 1928, Jesse Sheidlower, 34, is one of the country's foremost lexicographers. The third child of Stanley and Edith...
- Slang Across Time. // Writing;Apr/May2005, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p6
This article focuses on the most-used slang expressions in spoken American English. While many grammarians argue vehemently against the value of the word, Maggie Balistreri, the editor of The Evasion-English Dictionary, has taken a more practical approach, providing a list of the ways in which...
- Kiskeedee? Look it up! Birnbaum, Jesse // Time;10/6/1997, Vol. 150 Issue 14, p94
Reviews the book `Historical Dictionary of American Slang,' volume II, by Jonathan E. Lighter.
- In a word ... Wiener, Leonard; Stein, Lisa // U.S. News & World Report;8/19/2002, Vol. 133 Issue 7, p12
Discusses an update of the 'Oxford English Dictionary.' The definition of the word 'America'; Comments by Jesse Sheidlower, the dictionary's principal North American editor.
- Would you eat a belly bomber? // Health (Time Inc. Health);Nov/Dec94, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p106
Presents a sampling of street talk and colloquialisms from the first volume of J.E. Lighter's planned three-part `Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang.'
- Words with attitude. Parshall, Gerald // U.S. News & World Report;6/27/94, Vol. 116 Issue 25, p61
Looks at the Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang. Number of entries; Intellectuals who historically split into two camps on slang; Several examples of entries; How slang supplies more than 10% of the words the average American knows; Creation and use of slang a solidarity...
- `Usu. considered vulgar'. Clifford, Nicholas // Commonweal;2/24/95, Vol. 122 Issue 4, p56
Reviews the book `Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume I,' edited by J.E. Lighter.
- Book reviews: Reference. Kister, Ken // Library Journal;8/1/1994, Vol. 119 Issue 13, p78
Reviews the book `Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang. Vol. 1:A-G,' edited by Jonathan E. Lighter.
- Red, white and very blue. Jones Jr., Malcolm // Newsweek;7/11/1994, Vol. 124 Issue 2, p48
Discusses slang and reviews the book `Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, A-G,' by J.E. Lighter. Examples; `War Slang,' by Paul Dickson. INSET: Get me rewrite! (poem), by M.J. Jr..