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Author Axelrod, Alan, 1952- author.

Title The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter : forgotten hipster lines, tough guy talk, and jive gems / Alan Axelrod.

Publication Info. New York : Skyhorse Pub., [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    427.973 AXE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 200 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
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Contents Gumshoes, gunsels, mugs, and molls: notes from the underworld -- Daddies, dishes, dreamboats, and drugstore cowboys: guys on dolls and vice versa -- Hipsters, hepsters, daddy-o's, and zoot suiters: old school cool -- Swabbies, sad sacks, broke dicks, and jodies: GI jive -- Wood pushers, white shoes, kibitzers, and knuckle busters: wise words from working stiffs -- Four-flushers, two-timers, bad eggs, and egg suckers: when invective was really effective.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This delightful compendium collects, defines, and celebrates the linguistic gems cut and polished during the Great Depression, World War II, and the postwar fifties -- now in danger of being forgotten.-- Book Jacket.
Subject English language -- Slang.
Colloquial language.
ISBN 9781616084028 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1616084022 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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