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Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Vol. 1: A-G

by J. E. Lighter

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ALL THE SLANG THAT IS IN THE LETTERS A-G
INCLUDES A COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON THE VARIOUS WORDS THAT BOTHER PEOPLE ( )
  josephquinton | Aug 26, 2009 |
See Vol II H - O. No Vol III P - S as of today. ( )
  kitchengardenbooks | Aug 26, 2009 |
This (and its H-O companion volume) is probably the definitive reference on American slang, unless you're interested in words beginning with P-Z. Unfortunately, there was a falling out between the editor and the publisher which had to do with the use of profanity ("The F Word" by Jesse Sheidlower was the direct outcome of this dispute), so the last volume was never published. I understand that the Oxford University Press plans to bring it out. ( )
  Jamie638 | Apr 10, 2007 |
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The only historical dictionary of slang -- spanning three hundred years of slang use in America.

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