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The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English Hardcover – November 30, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0415212595 ISBN-10: 0415212596 Edition: 0th

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  • Hardcover: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (November 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415212596
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415212595
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.5 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,403,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For libraries not wanting to invest in the two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2006), here is a handier, scaled-down version. The “hundreds of thousands of citations” found in the parent dictionary have been excised, but all of the slang terms remain, and some new terms have been added. The $45 price tag (versus $175 for the original) puts Partridge within reach for many smaller libraries and even personal collections. --Mary Ellen Quinn


Praise for the two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English:

'The king is dead. Long live the king! … The old Partridge is not really dead; it remains the best record of British slang antedating 1945 … Now, however, the preferred source for information about English slang of the past sixty years is the New Partridge.' – James Rettig, Booklist, American Library Association

'Most slang dictionaries are no better than momgrams or a rub of the brush, put together by shmegegges looking to make some moola. The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, on the other hand, is the wee babes.' Ian Sansom, The Guardian

'A great book.' Susie Dent

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By designer on September 9, 2013
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I saw on TV that Richard Burton had one like this, and he used it to look up rude words. Less embarrassing than asking around. It has a lot of unrude words too. Great addition to most anyone's reference library. I love it!
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