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1) Slang. Fowler, H. W. 1908. The King's English
...Chapter I. Vocabulary SLANG THE place of slang is in real life. There, an occasional indulgence in it is an almost necessary concession to our gregarious humanity;...

2) Chapter 11. American Slang. 1. Its Origin and Nature. Mencken, H.L. 1921. The American Language
...There is but one work, so far as I can discover, formally devoted to American slang, 1 and that work is extremely superficial. Moreover, it has been long out of date,...

3) Bibliography. 12. Slang. Mencken, H.L. 1921. The American Language
...The Origin in Literature of Vulgarisms, Chautauquan, Nov., 1890 Andrews, Eliza Frances: Slang and Metaphor, Chautauquan, vol. xxiii, p. 462 Anon.: Dictionnaire des...

4) slang. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...slang, vernacular vocabulary not generally acceptable in formal usage. It is notable for its liveliness, humor, emphasis, brevity, novelty, and exaggeration. Most...

5) 9. Slang in America. November Boughs. Whitman, Walt. 1892. Prose Works
...in the mind that enters on their study with fitting spirit, grasp, and appreciation. 1 Slang, profoundly consider d, is the lawless germinal element, below all words...

6) SLANG. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...to use in Informal or Conversational circumstances within a particular constituency. Sometimes slang refers specifically to the jargon, cant, or argot words used...

7) slang. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...irreverence, or other effect. 2. Language peculiar to a group; argot or jargon: thieves' slang. Inflected forms: slanged, slangˇing, slangs1. To use slang. 2. To...

8) slang. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...slang Expressions that do not belong to standard written English. For example, flipping out is slang for losing one s mind or losing one s temper. Slang expressions...

9) Chapter 11. American Slang. 2. War Slang. Mencken, H.L. 1921. The American Language
...our army was slow in manufacturing words . The English army invented not only more war slang than the American, but much more expressive slang. In fact, we took over...

10) Slang. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The difficulty of tracing the fons et or go of slang words is extremely great, as there is no law to guide one. Generally, a perversion and a pun may be looked for,...

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