From AOK TO OZ: The Historical Dictionary of American Slang

Weintraub, Jessica
March 2004
Humanities;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p15
Presents information on the book "Historical Dictionary of American Slang," edited by language scholars Jonathan Lighter and Jesse Sheidlower. Sources of the slang words and phrases that were included in the dictionary; Opposition to the recognition of slang words in the U.S.; Significance of a standard language to the existence of slang words; Reason for the creation of slang words; Origins of the slang words that are being created in the U.S.


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