Jonathon Green's Slang
Friday, April 08, 2011
Slang is the ultimate in fleeting, faddish, subversive language that resists authority and academic rigor. Which makes it an odd fit for Jonathon Green's epic three volume, 6000-page, 450-dollar, 17 years-in-the-making herculean effort to catalog and cite over 10,000 English language slang words that stretch back over 500 years. Green has created the single most comprehensive and rigorously cited slang dictionary ever assembled. And so we asked him, 'why'?