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Author Ostler, Rosemarie.

Title Dewdroppers, waldos, and slackers : a decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century / Rosemarie Ostler.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2003.

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 GDL Central Library Reference    428.1 OST    Available
Description xv, 239 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-222) and index.
Contents Introduction: a century's worth of old (and new) words -- 1900-1919 : modern times -- The twenties : flappers and flaming youth -- The thirties : swinging cats in Hooverville -- The forties : Rosie the riveter and G.I. Joe -- The fifties : hipsters in Squaresville -- The sixties : getting with it -- The seventies : pet rocks and plumbers -- The eighties : tubular times -- The nineties : dot-comming into Y2K -- Afterword : good-bye to a great century.
Subject English language -- United States -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
English language -- 20th century -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
English language -- United States -- Slang -- Dictionaries.
English language -- 20th century -- Slang -- Dictionaries.
English language -- Obsolete words.
Americanisms.
Added Title Decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century
ISBN 0195161467 (acid-free paper)

 
    
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