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Slang

March 2024
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I was so pleasantly surprised to open up my issue of American Heritage and see the interview with J. E. Lighter (“Slang,” October 2003). I devoured the first two volumes of the Random House Dictionary of American Slang and was very sad to hear that the third was without a publisher. You have truly impressed me by delivering the good news of its adoption by Oxford University Press, and even more so, just by covering the topic. I thought we’d never hear about this book and this man again. Brayo, American Heritage !

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