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Odd job man : some confessions of a slang lexicographer

Author: Jonathon Green
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For thirty years Jonathon Green has been collecting slang - the indefinable language of the gutter, the brothel, the jail, the barroom - producing a succession of dictionaries, most recently the three-volume Green's dictionary of Slang, that have been recognised as the most comprehensive and authoritative ever compiled. In this fascinating memoir Green reveals that he first began collecting slang in the 1970s,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jonathon Green; Jonathon Green
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathon Green
ISBN: 9780224097581 022409758X
OCLC Number: 868378285
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 330 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jonathon Green.

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For thirty years Jonathon Green has been collecting slang - the indefinable language of the gutter, the brothel, the jail, the barroom - producing a succession of dictionaries, most recently the  Read more...

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"In his relentless campaign to drag slang out of the sewer and brothel, and into the drawing-room and academy, Green has no rival. He is the Dr Johnson of slang, its Putin, its Mr Toad, its Dickens." Read more...

 
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