: Dictionary of Contemporary Slang. Автор
: Thorne T.
Review: This book is absolutely the best about "slang" that I have ever seen. Every "slang" word that I can think of is in here. If you need books for an interesting read or to help with teaching English then this is one of those you must have."
A definitive and indispensable guide, containing more than 6,000 expressions and over 15,000 definitions from across the English-speaking world."
"In this new edition of the highly acclaimed and bestselling Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, Tony Thorne explores the teeming and ever-changing underworld of English, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity, irreverence and anonymous wit from the linguistic front-line. The author has carried out original research among slang users and slang connoisseurs and has trawled all manner of written sources - the result is a definitive and indispensable guide, containing more than 6,000 expressions and over 15,000 definitions from across the English-speaking world. As well as examples from Britain, there are thousands of American, Australian, South African and Jamaican slang terms. So, if you have ever wondered who or what an oof is, where you would expect to find a gurgler, what you would do if someone caned your biffs, and just why you would need a bozo-filter, then this book is your guide.