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Studies in Slang

Part VI


Gerald L. Cohen and Barry A. Popik

The Studies in Slang monographs are a forum for the detailed discussion of slang items, an activity of worth in itself and for the insight it can bring to broader issues in linguistics. We deal here in particular with the study of languages in their social context, the role of the individual in linguistic innovation, and the several-stage development of various slang items.
Contents: Rush the growler - Yegg - Cant - Shyster - Eureka! - Hi-de-ho - Def 'wonderful' - Ofay / ofaginzy 'white person' - Bull/bear (in stock market) - Turkey 'worthless person' - G.O.P. - Hush-hush (WWI ship) - Parisian slang - Cockney slang - Spoof - spoonerism- Make out - Barge 'foul-mouthed woman' - The goose hangs high - Show-me expression.