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Names and American Slang (International Library of Names)

Leonard R. N. Ashley

Names and American Slang (International Library of Names)

by Leonard R. N. Ashley

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Published by Irvington Pub .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL11463465M
ISBN 100829012257
ISBN 109780829012255
OCLC/WorldCa234298066

4. The Slangman Guide to Street Speak 1: The Complete Course in American Slang & Idioms by David Burke; Paperback: pages, Slangman Publishing. Have fun and learn "real" American conversational English! There are no "dirty" or impolite expressions in this book. This book contains the most common slang and idioms used every day by Americans. Passing English of the Victorian era, a dictionary of heterodox English, slang and phrase is complied and written by James Redding Ware, the pseudonym of Andrew Forrester the British writer who created one of the first female detectives in literary history in his book The Female Detective (). In this posthumously published volume Forrester turns his attention to the world of Victorian.

America's Secret Slang. Even words as simple as “hello” and “goodbye” contain secret messages—powerful hidden records of the American story. Read More. Killer cards is American slang for collector cards featuring the images, statistics, and grisly stories of murderers and serial killers. KILLER WEED. Killer Weed is slang for phencyclidine. KILLING FLOOR. Killing floor is American slang for a place where sexual intercourse takes place. KILT. Kilt is British slang for a girl or woman.

Get this from a library! Thesaurus of American slang. [Robert L Chapman] -- Presents America's contemporary and historic slang words and phrases, with brief definitions and usage examples. Table key Data derived from the U.S. Bureau of the Census (). Count Number of occurrences: Estimate of the number of people with the surname in the United States. (s) means the data was suppressed for privacy. #/K Occurrences / , people: The number of occurrences of a given surname per , in the United States. % White % Non-Hispanic White Only: Percentage of .


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About the Author. Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., is a lexicographer who has authored or compiled more than forty books, including the Dictionary of American Slang (with Robert L.

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Contents: Slang - Colloquialism - Informal English - American Slang - North American Slang - City Names - Place Names - Toponyms - Folklore - Sociolinguistics - Onomastics - Lexicography - Dictionaries - American Studies - Canadian Studies - Reference - Linguistics - Language Description - United States - Canada.

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