I check out the Green’s Dictionary of Slang on Goodreads. This is the blurb – there were no comments from readers. Most said that it was on their “to read” list for the future. It’s been out since 2009 so the future seems to be slipping away….But what a collection!!!
The three volumes of Green’s Dictionary of Slang demonstrate the sheer scope of a lifetime of research by Jonathon Green, the leading slang lexicographer of our time. A remarkable collection of this often reviled but endlessly fascinating area of the English language, it covers slang from the past five centuries right up to the present day, from all the different English-speaking countries and regions. Every word and phrase is authenticated by genuine and fully-referenced citations of its use, giving the work a level of authority and scholarship unmatched by any other publication in this field. Green’s Dictionary of Slang is a groundbreaking work. Quite simply, it is the most authoritative and comprehensive record of slang ever to be made available.
Hardcover, 6000 pages
Published September 24th 2009 by Chambers
0550104402 (ISBN13: 9780550104403)
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Thanks for the update. I find it curious that TIME only had an article about it at this time–long after he published in 2009, actually almost three years after. I can’t see the value of it in a personal library, unless there would be a special need, a writer, to use for reference–, but then, most public libraries should have a copy.
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