Slang! : the topical dictionary of Americanisms / Paul Dickson
BOOK | Walker & Co. | c2006 | [3rd ed.]
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xi, 418 p. : 25 cm
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"New and completely updated"--Cover
Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-383) and index
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ISBN
0802715311
9780802715319
Isrn
9780802715319
OCLC #
72074261
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OCoLC
20061116111751.0
061006s2006 nyu bd 001 0 eng dcamIa
NAB NAB BAKER YDXCP VP@ DGU
CULE CULW np
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Table of Contents
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1 Introduction - slang 101 : "it ain't no big thing" 1
1. 1 Auctionese : what's your pleasure? 11
2. 1 Automotive slang : how to speak car talk 26
3. 1 Aviation and space : words from the wild blue yonder 46
4. 1 Bureaucratese : the talk of the white-collar bailiwick 55
5. 1 Business and finance : buzzwords for big shots 64
6. 1 Computerese : what do you say to a chiphead? 75
7. 1 Crime, punishment, and the law : words you don't hear on the outside 90
8. 1 Cube-speak : the postdigital talk of the modern office, a.k.a. the Cube farm 101
9. 1 Drugs : the spacy talk of the junkie, cokehead, druggie, pothead, and gen Rx-er 108
10. 1 Fantasy, the future, science fiction, potterdom, and cyberpunk : coming to terms with parallel worlds 140
11. 1 Food and drink : words and phrases from haute to not so hot 152
12. 1 Gaming slang : coming to terms with the track, the table, the wheel, the slots, and the bingo jackpot 164
13. 1 Hip-hop and like that : an earful of urban culturez 173
14. 1 Java-speak : slang of the twenty-first-century coffeehouse 182
15. 1 Media and publishing slang : words from those who fill the printed page, he airwaves, and, increasingly, cyberspace 188
16. 1 Medical and emergency room slang : words you don't want to hear from your hospital bed 200
17. 1 Mental states : cutting with a dull tool, too much cuckoo in the clock, and other fulldeckisms and marbles metaphors 207
18. 1 Nautical slang : at sea with the language 212
19. 1 Net-speak : an increasingly wireless Web of words 220
20. 1 The great outdoors : in the wilderness, in the air, on (and under) water 228
21. 1 Performing slang : from the mosh pit and the green room 242
22. 1 Real estate : vocabulary to go with a CNTRY KIT, 3BR, 2BA, W/DD, ALRM, C/V, GRDN & RFDK, for $1,495,000 253
23. 1 The sultry slang of sex : R-rated terms you probably won't find in your junior dictionary 262
24. 1 The slang of spin : ad-speak, PR, and BR 273
25. 1 Sports slang : of balls, bats, clubs, rackets, and pucks 278
26. 1 Teen and high school slang : a dialect of, like, many subcultures 299
27. 1 University and college slang : A-OK, but not always PC 318
28. 1 War slang : terms for a time of terror 329
29. 1 Washington-speak : inside the beltway : the lingo of the hill, K street lobbyists, the slug line, and other denizens of the capitol city 355
30. 1 X-ers, yuppies, soccer moms, and other moderns : a field guide to the socio-tagged 367
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