Saturday, November 27, 2010

For your reference library - Green's Dictionary of Slang

With Christmas approaching, wordsmiths might want to add the massive Green's Dictionary of Slang to their wish list.

At $360 and three volumes, this is not for the faint-hearted. But it gets high marks all around (so much so that it already has its own abbreviation, GDoS, according to World Wide Words).

(If you want something a bit more manageable, both in size and price, Cassell's Dictionary of Slang, also by Jonathon Green, is a good option.)

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2 Comments:

At 11/28/10, 4:40 AM, Blogger Jonathon said...

Mr Fisher,

Thanks for the recommendation. Might I suggest that rather than the Cassell book, published 2005, users would be better served by its more recent successor, The Chambers Dictionary of Slang, 2008, which is in essence Green's Dictionary of Slang, but without the citations.

 
At 11/29/10, 12:07 AM, Blogger Doug Fisher said...

Jonathon:

Thanks for the update.

Doug

 

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