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The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0195304473
ISBN-10: 0195304470
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"An entertaining and informed lexicon of 600 words and phrases describing both current and past political activities and the politicos who made them happen...a most useful state-of-the-slang compendium."--Library Journal

"A handy phrase-book to help us understand the yammering of the Beltway's chatterati."--Wall Street Journal

"Those seriously concerned with the vitality of our wonky Beltway blather may want to skip the next agriculture-subsidy roundtable to train their bifocals on "Hatchet Jobs and Hardball".... There, with some imagination, you can freshen your lexicon with some forgotten or fairly obscure, but nevertheless serviceable, bits of political argot. Impress your fellow sheeple!"--Tom Kuntz, The New York Times

"Word lovers and miners for old terms of art that deserve new life will find delight here.... The book has a short introduction by James Carville and Mary Matalin. And in addition to nearly 300 pages of citations, Mr. Barrett includes eight brief essays, one of them on '-gate' coinages (Does anybody remember what 'clamgate' or 'waste-watergate' referred to?)."--Dallas Morning News

About the Author


Grant Barrett is the project editor of the Historical Dictionary of American Slang and a lexicographer in Oxford University Press's U.S. Dictionaries program. He lives in New York City.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 21, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195304470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195304473
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.9 x 4.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,365,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very useful for foreigners like myself to get immersed in US politics. Is exactly what the cover says: a dictionary with political slang (carpetbaggers, lame duck...) and their origins.
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