TITLE

More American Slang

AUTHOR(S)
Wilson, Edmund
PUB. DATE
February 1961
SOURCE
New Yorker;2/18/1961, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p136
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the book "Dictionary of American Slang," compiled and edited by Harold Wentworth and Stuart Berg Flexner. The author believes that the publishers of the book are in error when they described it as "pioneering" and claim that the compilers have included "for the first time in any dictionary, those derogatory and taboo words which play such an important part in American slang."
ACCESSION #
22784960

 

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