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Partridge, Eric 1894-1979

Overview
Works: 381 works in 3,325 publications in 8 languages and 47,856 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  History  Bibliography  Music  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Annotator, Contributor
Classifications: PE3721, 427.09
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A dictionary of slang and unconventional English : colloquialisms and catch-phrases, solecisms and catachreses, nicknames, and vulgarisms by Eric Partridge( Book )

470 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 6,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: Colloquialisms and catchphrases, solecisms and catachreses, nicknames, and vulgarisms
Usage and abusage : a guide to good English by Eric Partridge( Book )

315 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usage and Abusage is a classic that has stood up well to the passage of time. But language does evolve over the years, and new problems (such as the use of "hopefully") and current topics (such as "sexism") have engendered a whole new vocabulary, which cannot be omitted from any book discussing the English of the 1990s. In this new edition, Janet Whitcut has revised Partridge's popular reference book to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. In addition, she has added a section to the book entitled Vogue Words, which includes words such as "crash" "symbiotic," and "viable" that have acquired a power and an influence beyond those that they originally possessed. Usage and Abusage wittily attacks linguistic abusage of all kinds and offers constructive advice on the proper use of English
Origins; a short etymological dictionary of modern English by Eric Partridge( Book )

147 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is an etymological dictionary of the 12,000 commonest words in modern English
A dictionary of catch phrases, British and American, from the sixteenth century to the present day by Eric Partridge( Book )

79 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged version of Eric Partridge's Dictionary of Catch Phrases, concentrating on those phrases in current use in the English-speaking world
Slang to-day and yesterday, with a short historical sketch and vocabularies of English, American and Australian slang by Eric Partridge( Book )

104 editions published between 1933 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of clichés : with an introductory essay by Eric Partridge( Book )

137 editions published between 1930 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is full of things better left unsaid: hackneyed phrases, idioms battered into senselessness, infuriating Gallicisms, once-familiar quotations and tags from the ancient classics
A dictionary of the underworld : British & American, being the vocabularies of crooks, criminals, racketeers, beggars and tramps, convicts, the commercial underworld, the drug traffic, the white slave traffic, spivs by Eric Partridge( Book )

120 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang.Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work
British and American English since 1900 by Eric Partridge( Book )

35 editions published between 1951 and 1975 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise dictionary of slang and unconventional English : from a Dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge by Eric Partridge( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: From a Dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge. Includes 1500 new slang expressions
You have a point there; a guide to punctuation and its allies by Eric Partridge( Book )

95 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This standard work on punctuation has long been judged the foremost study of the subject. It reveals punctuation to be both an indispensable craft and an invaluable art - a friend not an enemy
Name into word; proper names that have become common property; a discursive dictionary by Eric Partridge( Book )

44 editions published between 1949 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Macmillan dictionary of historical slang by Eric Partridge( Book )

54 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and German and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from the Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, with the emphasis on the expressions used or coined before 1914
A charm of words; essays and papers on language by Eric Partridge( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of words; an introduction to language in general and to English and American in particular by Eric Partridge( Book )

61 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1939, this book provides a brief but comprehensive view of language in general, and of English and American language in particular. It is suitable for beginners and those who wish to learn about the basics of linguistics
The gentle art of lexicography as pursued and experienced by an addict by Eric Partridge( Book )

17 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concise Usage and abusage; a modern guide to good English by Eric Partridge( Book )

37 editions published between 1954 and 1969 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, there, and everywhere; essays upon language by Eric Partridge( Book )

24 editions published between 1950 and 1969 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concise new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enumerates slang words, provides quotations both to illustrate use and to date origins, cites other authorities, and applies usage labels. Included are slang and cant, colloquialisms, solecisms, catchphrases, nicknames, and vulgarisms
Words, words, words! by Eric Partridge( Book )

17 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1933 (this edition in 1939), this book sees Partridge introducing the reader to the eccentric lexicographers Wesley and Captain Grose. In an entertaining way, the book jovially explores and discusses various words and phrases such as ""bloody"", euphemisms, the Devil's nicknames, various versions of slang, and familiar terms of address. He does so with light-worn learning making the book of interest to a whole variety of readers
 
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The new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English
Alternative Names

controlled identityDenison, Corrie, 1894-1979

controlled identityRay, James, 1894-1979

controlled identityVigilans, 1894-1979

Denison, Corrie

Denison, Corrie 1894-1979

Eric Partridge lexicograaf uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1894-1979)

Partridge, Eric H.

Partridge, Eric Honeywood 1894-1979

Patelijie, Aileke 1894-1979

Ray, James, 1894-1979

Vigilans

Vigilans 1894-1979

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Usage and abusage : a guide to good EnglishOrigins; a short etymological dictionary of modern EnglishA dictionary of catch phrases, British and American, from the sixteenth century to the present dayA dictionary of clichés : with an introductory essayA dictionary of the underworld : British & American, being the vocabularies of crooks, criminals, racketeers, beggars and tramps, convicts, the commercial underworld, the drug traffic, the white slave traffic, spivsThe new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional EnglishBritish and American English since 1900A concise dictionary of slang and unconventional English : from a Dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge