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Flappers 2 rappers : American youth slang

Author: Tom Dalzell
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Dover edView all editions and formats
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This entertaining, highly readable book pulses with the vernacular of young Americans, tracing slang terms and expressions from the end of the 19th century to the present. In addition to alphabetical listings for each decade, it features fascinating word histories and sidebars about language and culture. Great for browsing as well as for reference. -- Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Dalzell
ISBN: 9780486475875 0486475875
OCLC Number: 441947961
Notes: Text originally published by: Merriam-Webster, Inc., Springfield, Mass., 1996.
"This Dover edition ... contains the unabridged text of the work originally published by Merriam-Webster. All the original illustrations have been omitted here. A new chapter, written by the author, has been specially prepared for the present edition."--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Before the flapper --
The 1920s : the flapper --
The 1930s : the joe and the jerk --
The 1940s : the jive generation --
The mainstream 1950s --
The beat counterculture of the 1950s --
The mainstream 1960s --
The hippie counterculture of the 1960s --
The 1970s and 1980s --
Hip-hop & rap --
And then...the 1990s --
Generation Y2K.
Other Titles: Flappers to rappers
Flappers two rappers
American youth slang
Responsibility: Tom Dalzell.
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This entertaining, highly readable book pulses with the vernacular of young Americans, tracing slang terms and expressions from the end of the 19th century to the present. In addition to alphabetical listings for each decade, it features fascinating word histories and sidebars about language and culture. Great for browsing as well as for reference. -- Publisher description.

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