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The Resource Dewdroppers, waldos, and slackers : a decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century, Rosemarie Ostler

Dewdroppers, waldos, and slackers : a decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century, Rosemarie Ostler

Label
Dewdroppers, waldos, and slackers : a decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century
Title
Dewdroppers, waldos, and slackers
Title remainder
a decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Rosemarie Ostler
Title variation
Decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lists the meanings and backgrounds of thousands of twentieth-century catch phrases, slang terms, and buzzwords, many of which have fallen out of use, in a volume complemented by historical and sociological essays
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ostler, Rosemarie
Dewey number
428/.00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE2838
LC item number
.O88 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Americanisms
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
Dewdroppers, waldos, and slackers : a decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century, Rosemarie Ostler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The eighties : tubular times
  • The nineties : dot-comming into Y2K
  • Afterword : good-bye to a great century
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Picture credits
  • Introduction : a century's worth of old (and new) words
  • 1900-1919 : Modern times
  • The twenties : flappers and flaming youth
  • The thirties : swinging cats in Hooverville
  • The forties : Rosie the riveter and G.I. Joe
  • The fifties : hipsters in Squaresville
  • The sixties : getting with it
  • The seventies : pet rocks and plumbers
Control code
52079651
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780195161465
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003008302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dewdroppers, waldos, and slackers : a decade-by-decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the twentieth century, Rosemarie Ostler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The eighties : tubular times
  • The nineties : dot-comming into Y2K
  • Afterword : good-bye to a great century
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Picture credits
  • Introduction : a century's worth of old (and new) words
  • 1900-1919 : Modern times
  • The twenties : flappers and flaming youth
  • The thirties : swinging cats in Hooverville
  • The forties : Rosie the riveter and G.I. Joe
  • The fifties : hipsters in Squaresville
  • The sixties : getting with it
  • The seventies : pet rocks and plumbers
Control code
52079651
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780195161465
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003008302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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