The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

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Routledge, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 720 pages

The Concise New Partridge presents, for the first time, all the slang terms from The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume.

With over 60,000 entries from around the English-speaking world, the Concise gives you the language of beats, hipsters, Teddy Boys, mods and rockers, hippies, pimps, druggies, whores, punks, skinheads, ravers, surfers, Valley girls, dudes, pill-popping truck drivers, hackers, rappers and more.

The Concise New Partridge is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it's rude, it's delightful and it's a prize for anyone with a love of language.

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This is a smaller version of Dalzell and Victor's 2006 New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (LJ 5/15/06). Unlike its predecessor, a two-volume, 2000-plus-page tome, the Concise ... Read full review

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A very thorough collection of everyday phrases and origins. Very useful, glad I found it!

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About the author (2008)

Tom Dalzell - Senior Editor

Recognized as one of the leading expert on American slang, Tom Dalzell's most recent publications include Damn the Man: Slang of the Oppressed (2011), Far Out Depends on Where You're Standing (2012) and Vietnam War Slang: A Dictionary on Historical Principles (also published by Routledge, 2014).

Terry Victor - Editor

Not only a slang collector but also an actor, broadcaster, writer and director, Terry Victor is currently engaged in the compilation of A Dictionary of Rhyming Slangs and the development of Awkward Turtle Flips the Bird, a performed glossary of gestural slang.

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