TITLE

Words with attitude

AUTHOR(S)
Parshall, Gerald
PUB. DATE
June 1994
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;6/27/94, Vol. 116 Issue 25, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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 ritual; Slang back to the 1920s; Gender and slang. INSET: The Lighter touch (editor J. E. Lighter).
ACCESSION #
9406227965

 

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