The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech

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The American urban scene, and in particular New York's, has given us a rich cultural legacy of slang words and phrases, a bonanza of popular speech. Hot dog, rush hour, butter-and-egg man, gold digger, shyster, buttinsky, smart aleck, sidewalk superintendent, yellow journalism, breadline, straphanger, tar beach, the Tenderloin, the Great White Way, to do a Brodie--these are just a few of the hundreds of popular words and phrases that were born or took on new meaning in the streets of New York. In The City in Slang, Irving ...

The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech 1995, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195092653

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The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech 1993, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195075915

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