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The Oxford Dictionary of Slang By John Ayto

The Oxford Dictionary of Slang by John Ayto

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Summary

Containing over 10,000 words and phrases, this is the ideal reference for those interested in the more quirky and unofficial words used in the English language. Including surprisingly old words such as booze and guzzle to the most up-to-date words like humongous and lunchbox, this fascinating book is sure to provide a stonking good read for all.

The Oxford Dictionary of Slang Summary

The Oxford Dictionary of Slang by John Ayto

Our longstanding love affair with the undignified bits of our language - the unguarded vocabulary of conversation, the quirky slang of in-groups, the colourful outbursts of lexis in extremis - has assured us a continuing tradition of collecting such words together in dictionaries. Rather than using the alphabetical format favoured by most of these, however, the Oxford Dictionary of Slang takes in turn each area of life and each aspect of the world that generates significant amounts of slang, and builds up a picture of how our off-guard speech has changed down the years. There is also a full alphabetical index. Containing over 10,000 words and phrases, this is the ideal reference for those interested in the more quirky and unofficial words used in the English language. Including surprisingly old words such as booze and guzzle to the most up-to-date words like humongous and lunchbox, this fascinating book is sure to provide a stonking good read for all.

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About John Ayto

Dr John Ayto is an experienced lexicographer and author of several language titles. His publications include the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang, the Oxford Essential Guide to the English Language, the Longman Register of New Words, the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins and Twentieth Century Words, (OUP 1999), which was reviewed as 'An absolutely terrific book, brimming with nostalgia, thoroughly addictive and full of surprises'.

Table of Contents

PREFACE ; THEMATIC CHAPTERS ; The Body and its Functions ; People and Society ; Animals ; Sustenance and Intoxication ; Articles and Substances ; Money, Commerce, and Employment ; Behaviour, Attitudes, and Emotions ; Thought and Communication ; The Arts, Entertainment, and the Media ; Time and Tide ; Location and Movement ; Abstract Qualities and States ; INDEX

Additional information

GOR001971033
The Oxford Dictionary of Slang by John Ayto
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2003-10-09
480
0198607636
9780198607632
N/A
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