Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary
and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions
from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the
most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st
centuries. Stone the Crows: Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang is a
fascinating and entertaining collection, packed with illustrative
quotations and providing full details of origins and dates of first
printed use. The text contains expressions from around the
English-speaking world such as 'dork' and 'cockamamie' (North
America) and 'giggle-house' and 'Jimmy Woodser' (Australia). As
well as the A-Z listing of terms, the book contains a comprehensive
thematic index, enabling users to home in on particular areas of
interest, such as the body, food and drink, and human behaviour.
Full of surprises, Stone the Crows is an essential read for word
lovers and anyone with an interest in language.