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Studies in Slang, part 3


Gerald L. Cohen

The Studies in Slang monographs are a forum for the detailed discussion of slang items, an activity of worth both in itself and for the insight it can bring to broader issues in linguistics; we deal here in particular with the study of language in its social context.
Contents: pull 'influence', def 'wonderful', P- in Peggy, Namby-Pamby, Eureka, (It's) goodbye Charlie, With bells on, jazz, blow away, 'defeat decisively', ding-a-ling, hoochie-coochie, Jam session, The Big Apple, puss 'face', shmeer, shlemiel.