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Talk the Talk: The Slang of 65 American Subcultures Paperback – September 18, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
It's also a fun book just for those who love words and expressions - plenty of nifty little tidbits.
While it is true that a few of the categories seem part of common knowledge (see the reader review complaining about the bodybuilder nomenclature), author Reid does a good job putting slang into context and keeping things moving along. It seems to me that most word lovers would enjoy taking a spin through this well-designed book.
One more example, from the bicycling chapter: "FDGB" is an acronym for "Fall Down, Go Boom." *smile*
Also recommended: Slang: The Topical Dictionary of Americanisms
Diane C. Donovan
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great reference material. Well researched. Well organized. Has an index so it can also be used as a dictionary. The intros to each subculture are informative and professional. Read morePublished on December 8, 2013 by Reader
"Talk the Talk; The Sland of 65 American Subcultures" is well worth the money that I paid. Do note that the slang of professional subcultures is not covered here. Read morePublished on December 26, 2008 by Norman Strojny
Be forewarned: opening this book is a similar danger to trying to eat just one or two potato chips. You would expect that a reference book like this--it's a dictionary, after... Read morePublished on July 18, 2007 by Judson Roberts
This book has just about all you'll need to understand what all kinds of different weirdos are talking about when they say what they say.Published on February 24, 2007 by Stephen Wurz