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Partridge, Eric 1894-1979

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A dictionary of slang and unconventional English; colloquialisms and catch-phrases, solecisms and catachreses, nicknames, vulgarisms, and such Americanisms as have been naturalized by Eric Partridge( Book )

269 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usage and abusage : a guide to good English by Eric Partridge( Book )

305 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,382 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 )

150 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is an etymological dictionary of the 12,000 commonest words in modern English
Shakespeare's bawdy : a literary & psychological essay and a comprehensive glossary by Eric Partridge( Book )

150 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic of Shakespeare scholarship begins with a masterly introductory essay analysing and exemplifying the various categories of sexual and non-sexual bawdy expressions and allusions in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The main body of the work consists of an alphabetical glossary of all words and phrases used in a sexual or scatological sense, with full explanations and cross-references
A dictionary of clichés : with an introductory essay by Eric Partridge( Book )

185 editions published between 1930 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,927 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
Slang to-day and yesterday, with a short historical sketch and vocabularies of English, American and Australian slang by Eric Partridge( Book )

123 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney slang, slang in journalism and slang in commerce, as well as slang used by sailors, the law and the church. The book will be of interest to scholars and the general readers who take an interest in language
A dictionary of catch phrases, British and American, from the sixteenth century to the present day by Eric Partridge( Book )

83 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has caught on' or become popular over a long period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases. Some reviews of this classic edition: This delightful book will tell you the history of such phrases as "back to square one", "as the actress said to the bishop", "the bee's knees", "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed", and thousands of other catchphrases, British and American, from the sixteenth century to the present day
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 )

143 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of slang and unconventional English : colloquialisms and catch-phrases, solecisms and catachreses, nicknames, and vulgarisms by Eric Partridge( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: Colloquialisms and catchphrases, solecisms and catachreses, nicknames, and vulgarisms
The new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,130 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
A concise dictionary of slang and unconventional English : from a Dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge by Eric Partridge( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: From a Dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge. Includes 1500 new slang expressions
British and American English since 1900 by Eric Partridge( Book )

30 editions published between 1951 and 1975 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You have a point there; a guide to punctuation and its allies by Eric Partridge( Book )

88 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 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
A dictionary of slang and unconventional English : colloquialisms and catch phrases, fossilised jokes and puns, general nicknames, vulgarisms, and such Americanisms as have been naturalised by Eric Partridge( Book )

50 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive work on slang and unconventional English, this edition is fully revised and updated by Paul Beale and includes some 500 new entries. The dictionary gives a fully documented account of English slang over four centuries and will entertain and inform all lovers of the English language
Name into word; proper names that have become common property; a discursive dictionary by Eric Partridge( Book )

43 editions published between 1949 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and German and held by 840 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 )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and held by 828 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 )

66 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P>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.</P>
The gentle art of lexicography as pursued and experienced by an addict by Eric Partridge( Book )

14 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1954 and 1969 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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)

Eric Partridge Lexicographer

Partridge, Eric H.

Partridge, Eric Honeywood 1894-1979

Patelijie, Aileke 1894-1979

Ray, James, 1894-1979

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Vigilans 1894-1979

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Origins; a short etymological dictionary of modern EnglishShakespeare's bawdy : a literary & psychological essay and a comprehensive glossaryA dictionary of clichés : with an introductory essayA dictionary of catch phrases, British and American, from the sixteenth century to the present dayA 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 EnglishA concise dictionary of slang and unconventional English : from a Dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric PartridgeBritish and American English since 1900