Historical Dictionary of American Slang love

Historical Dictionary of American Slang

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  • Tom Cruise makes it into the dictionary -- The Historical Dictionary of American Slang, anyway -- with "jump the couch."

    January 2006

  • Tom Cruise makes it into the dictionary -- The Historical Dictionary of American Slang, anyway -- with "jump the couch."

    New Year Hangovers

  • Tom Cruise makes it into the dictionary -- The Historical Dictionary of American Slang, anyway -- with "jump the couch."

    New Year Hangovers

  • Oxford expects to bring out volume three of the Historical Dictionary of American Slang in 2006.

    languagehat.com: LIGHTER INTERVIEW.

  • Oxford University Press has put online a long and fascinating interview (pdf file; HTML cache here) with J.L. Lighter, compiler of the indispensible and happily revived Historical Dictionary of American Slang (which he's been working on since he left high school).

    languagehat.com: LIGHTER INTERVIEW.

  • J.E. Lighter's Historical Dictionary of American Slang pushed the earliest dating back to 1967, citing The Doom Pussy, a book by

    Freakonomics

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