The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech
The American urban scene, and in particular New York's, has given us a rich cultural legacy of slang words and phrases, a bonanza of popular speech. Hot dog, rush hour, butter-and-egg man, gold digger, shyster, buttinsky, smart aleck, sidewalk superintendent, yellow journalism, breadline, straphanger, tar beach, the Tenderloin, the Great White Way, to do a Brodie--these ar...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 23rd 1995 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 1993)
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