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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent resource, 30. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Dictionary of American Slang, Third Edition: Completely Revised and Updated (Gebundene Ausgabe)
This dictionary is an absolute must-have for every writer, fiction or nonfiction. We haven't found a better slang dictionary yet. It has virtually all the slang words in there, words that you just won't find anywhere else. One of the very nice and helpful features is that it tells you in what year the word was used first and susequently, and in which publication (book or newspaper, etc.), and how the meaning changed over the course of the decades. The dictionary also has sentence examples on how the word was used, e.g. in which context, so you know exactly when and how to use it in your applications. It's just very interesting to find out the original meaning and usage of certain slang words and to enrich your own vocabulary. We highly recommend it!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Probably the Best of Three Slang Dictionaries I Skimmed, 27. Februar 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Dictionary of American Slang, Third Edition: Completely Revised and Updated (Gebundene Ausgabe)
In the library, I did a side-by-side comparison of this book (Chapman: Dictionary of American Slang, 3rd ed., 1995) with: (a) Spears, Richard: NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions, 3rd ed., 2000 and (b) Green, Jonathon: Cassell Dictionary of Slang, 1998. The advantages of this dictionary over the other two are: (1) some words and phrases are in this book but not the other two (e.g., "love bug," "love me, love my dog"); (2) it gives specific quotations and sources (e.g., "Had Feldstein deliberately low-balled the original numbers? - Newsweek"); (3) it indicates what sort of people originated or might use the word/phrase (e.g. "lot louse... [used in the] circus"); and (4) thorough cross-references are integrated into the body of the dictionary (e.g., "love, see CALF LOVE, FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, PUPPY LOVE"). It has 617 pages and claims to have 19,000 entries, which is between the other two books. On the other hand, the Cassell Dictionary contains a large percentage of the entries in this book as well as many more entries, and it's the oldest of the three dictionaries. Still, if you had to buy only one of the three, this is probably the one to get.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A true way to solidify your American heritage, 15. März 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Dictionary of American Slang, Third Edition: Completely Revised and Updated (Gebundene Ausgabe)
The regional and social diversity of American English presents a great many problems, if you ain't into something (say a subculture like surfing) you probably ain't know squat about it. The average American only knows "general slang." This book breaks down the barriers of subcultures allowing anyone, foreign or local to involve himself/herself in the subtlety of authentic American street lingo. Even if you think you know it all, get the book, you'll be surprised.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Good book, but some slangs are not included, 18. Januar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Dictionary of American Slang, Third Edition: Completely Revised and Updated (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Whats the meaning of "ate up"? There are some other slangs that my friends were using, that they could not find in this Dictionary. But, at least I (a foreigner) have found a reliable sheild against American conversational abuse which I adore so much.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen very helpful to understand the odds of this foreign language, 4. Januar 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Dictionary of American Slang, Third Edition: Completely Revised and Updated (Gebundene Ausgabe)
hundreds of words that are commonly used in all media nowadays but can't be found in an ordinary dictionnary. Gives me the feeling to be one of theirs (Americans)
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5.0 von 5 Sternen kookoo, 4. August 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Dictionary of American Slang, Third Edition: Completely Revised and Updated (Gebundene Ausgabe)
what does "ENDS" mean
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