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Goodreads | Green’s Dictionary of Slang by Jonathon Green – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

  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… Read more Goodreads | Green’s Dictionary of Slang by Jonathon Green – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

Highbrow Dictionary? “Green’s Dictionary of Slang”

TIME Magazine introduces a new book.  “Lowbrow language gets a highbrow dictionary.”  I think you will find this intriguing.  A quote:  “A  slang dictionary is many ways counterintuitive–or one might say, a bit bonkers.   Slang by nature is cool, and dictionaries are uncool… But the strange marriage of academia and irreverance is what makes Jonathon Green’s monster work.”  The work is in three volumes, costing $450.  It took 17 years to collect and edit; 110,000 words and phrases and it is reported to be the most complete dictionary of English slang… Read more Highbrow Dictionary? “Green’s Dictionary of Slang”

Cleo’s Out – Stephen’s In

I A Briefer History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow via Goodreads | Rebecca Budd’s bookshelf: all (showing 0-0 of 0) (sorted by: review) Rebecca Budd has 0 books on her all shelf. Cleopatra is in transit, so I turned to Stephen Hawking for solace.   I was pleased to see that my friend Leonard Mlodinow came along for the ride.   I first met Leonard Mlodinow when I read: The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives. It was a page turner.   A Briefer History of Time begins with… Read more Cleo’s Out – Stephen’s In

Hitchens to The Kings Speech screenwriter: You’re a dupe for the royal family. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine

The battle of words continues.  In my January 29, 2011 post, Christopher announced that The King’s Speech was a “good movie” but “very bad history.”    Not surprising, Christopher received a rebuttal which he eagerly embraced with his latest volley. Hitchens to The Kings Speech screenwriter: Youre a dupe for the royal family. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine. In other quarters, the battle is  deeply personal.  Sometimes words do not come easily. “Once in a while a movie comes around that really speaks to you. For Joe Moglia,… Read more Hitchens to The Kings Speech screenwriter: You’re a dupe for the royal family. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson

We finished Three Cups of Tea and our unanimous choice for our next read was to continue with Dr. Greg. Stones Into School is the story of another school and another promise!  This book is written in first person, which gives a different perspective. Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson (Goodreads Author) From the author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian’s efforts to promote peace through education via Goodreads | Stones… Read more Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson