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We resolutely avoided guesswork and informed opinion. We recognize that the accurate dating of slang is far more difficult than dating conventional language. Virtually every word in our lexicon is spoken before it is written, and this is especially true of unconventional terms.
We dated a term to indicate the earliest citation that we discovered. For each entry, we included a quotation, a citation or a gloss explaining where the term was collected.
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Sheer joy is often found expressed in these quotations, while the citations and glosses give a sense of when and where the term was found. Preface viii No more foreplay!
Enough beating about the bush! But remember: too much of a good thing may make you go blind. With good humour and a saintly tolerance for our so-called wit and attempts to corrupt, she herded this project through from a glimmer in the eye to print on the page.
We bow to and thank the following who helped along the way: Mary Ann Kernan, who was charged with putting this project together in and ; John Williams, who must be credited for all that is right about our lexicography and excused for anything that is not; our contributors to the New Partridge, Richard Allsopp, Diane Bardsley, James Lambert, John Loftus, Lewis Poteet; and our Sex and Vice task-mistress Sonja van Leeuwen. Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor This dictionary would never have seen the light of day without the time and support given me by my family.
Slang expressions may escape the originating group and become more widely used, and although slang draws much of its effect from its novelty, some terms booze, punk, cool may stay in the language for many years.
This may seem a longwinded definition of a language variety that most people think they recognise, but the neater descriptions to be found in collections of quotations, such as G.
Ask users of slang for a definition and they might come up with: More specifically, slang terms have certain recognisable functions. Firstly, like any new coinage, a slang word may fill a gap in the existing lexicon.
For example, there is no single verb in standard English that defines the cancelling of a romantic tryst or social arrangement, so British adolescents have adopted the words ding or dingo. To jump and hug someone from behind is rendered much more succinct in US campus speech as glomp. More than one motive may be in play here: Using cultural allusions Mr Byrite demonstrates worldliness; rhyming slang Claire Rayners is not simply a useful mechanism, or a disguise, but may conceivably show solidarity with an older tradition.
Slang users tend to invent many more synonyms or near-synonyms than might be thought strictly necessary: Macho would-be seducers or studs require a range of usually disparaging or patronising terms for their sexual conquests and more than one pet-name for their manly attributes; drug users pride themselves on being able to distinguish the nuances in different states of euphoria or intoxication; cliques and gangs enjoy inventing a host of pejorative nicknames for dissing those they see as outsiders.
Thousands of new expressions have entered the language since the turn of the century and dozens, perhaps hundreds, more are added to the common vocabulary every week.
The lexicographer has to try to identify novelties as they arise and to track the changes in the way existing words are being used. This dictionary has been regularly updated since its first publication in — but this, the first edition in the new millennium, has seen a wholesale revision of all entries and the addition of about 2, new terms.
One of the most painful procedures for the compiler is to decide which expressions must be deleted in order to make room for new material.
Contrary to popular belief, very few slang items fall completely out of use. For example, a modish term of appreciation like phat , only known to a hip minority in the early s, may now be heard in the primary school playground. Some words — the adjective groovy is one such — are recycled. Trendy in the s, then sounding hopelessly outdated by the late s, it was revived ironically in the later s, before finally being used by some members of the new generation in more or less its original sense.
Seemingly archaic words may be rediscovered, as in the case of duffer , although there is always the chance that this is a coincidental coinage.
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Our debt to Sophie Oliver defies description. With good humour and a saintly tolerance for our so-called wit and attempts to corrupt, she herded this project through from a glimmer in the eye to print on the page.
We bow to and thank the following who helped along the way: Mary Ann Kernan, who was charged with putting this project together in and ; John Williams, who must be credited for all that is right about our lexicography and excused for anything that is not; our contributors to the New Partridge , Richard Allsopp, Diane Bardsley, James Lambert, John Loftus, Lewis Poteet; and our Sex and Vice task-mistress Sonja van Leeuwen.
This dictionary would never have seen the light of day without the time and support given me by my family. To protect the innocent from the dubious honour of being thanked in a context such as this, they will remain for these purposes nameless.
I thank: Jerry Zientara, the learned, witty and helpful librarian at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, which kindly opened its incomparable library to me; Tom Miller, Bill Stolz, John Konzal and Patricia Walker, archivists at the Western Historical Manuscript Collection, University of Missouri at Columbia, for their help and insights during my work with the Peter Tamony archives; Jim Holliday for his help on the slang of pornography; Jennifer Goldstein for her help on the slang of sex dancers; and Richard Perlman for his patient technological help.
Lastly, I acknowledge Terry Victor. With his joy of life and sexual puns, he has made a considerable mark on the last eight years.
Thank you. They got me started, long before I had ever heard of Eric Partridge.
But, above all, Tom Dalzell must be named and shamed as the Sultan of Slang, for his scholarship and generosity - my passionate affair with the dark niches of our tongue would be just a secret fantasy without him. Title HQ9.
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D Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor This dictionary would never have seen the light of day without the time and support given me by my family. Terry Victor.Contrary to popular belief, very few slang items fall completely out of use. As the next generation is always inventing sex for the first time sex can never be entirely conventional.
Likewise, this dictionary applies lexicographic techniques to the speech of individuals and groups who may have little prestige in society as a whole, but who in their own environments are the impresarios of speech styles, the guardians and reinventors of subcultural mystique. Plopping The excitement of discovery and danger, of outrage and rebellion against the mainstream, is evident in this small dictionary of sex slang.
Standard French words are often abbreviated in speech and used as slang.