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The Official Dictionary of Unofficial English free pdf This title features more than 750 brand-new words that make "bling-bling" sound so five minutes ago. For readers who want to be on the cutting edge of the English lexicon or for dedicated word geeks, "The Official Dictionary of Unofficial English" presents more than 750 words that have unofficially joined the English language. These words are hot off the street, new even to cyberspace, and definitely not found in Webster's. Each entry features a definition, etymology, and at least three citations from print and the Internet that show the evolution of its meaning. Entries include: Bangalored (adj.) - having been relocated to India, having lost business or employment due to such a relocation- Paleoconservative (n.) - a holder of outdated or old-fashioned conservative beliefs- and, Barbecue Stopper (n.) - a topic of constant and widespread conversation, especially a divisive political or social issue.

About Grant Barrett

Grant Barrett is a lexicographer and project editor for the Historical Dictionary of American Slang for Oxford University Press. He is the founder and editor of the Double-Tongued Word Wrester Dictionary (doubletongued.org), a popular website that tracks new words from the fringes of English.

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Author : Grant Barrett
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Data Published : 01 June 2006
ISBN : 0071458042
EAN : 9780071458047
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 412 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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