- Hardcover: 744 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 30, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415212596
- ISBN-13: 978-0415212595
- Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.6 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,686,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English 1st Edition
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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