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The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech

By: "Allen, Irving Lewis"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: NY, OXFORD UNIV PR: 1993

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 7-4T008

ISBN: 0195092651

Condition: GOOD+


"Tight, bright, clean and square. Faintest age soil to exterior page edges. 3/4"" rip on bottom of spine hinge has beenr e-enforced with clear tape. ""traces the flowering of popular expressions that accompanied the emergence of the New York metropolis from the early nineteenth century down to the present…unique account of the cultural and social history of America' greatest city provides, in effect, a lexicon of popular speech about city life...a fascinating look at the rich cultural heritage of language about city life...""" View more info

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The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech

By: "Allen, Irving Lewis"

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780195092653

ISBN: 0195092651

Condition: GOOD


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 Lewis Allen traces this flowering of popular expressions that accomp... View more info