Inter-library loan "wish list"
jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Jun 11 20:23:10 UTC 2001
> Here's an interlibrary loan "wish list" that I don't want to burden
> the NYPL's understaffed department with:
Great collection, Barry. I hope some of these can be followed up on.
> MEDICAL SLANG STRONG WORDS: MEDICAL SLANG (1994) by Sally Williams.
> Her MA thesis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
> which is the only place that has it.
I've asked Connie Eble if she can track this down.
> TAMPA SLANG
> TAMPA SPANISH SLANG (WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION) (1966) by Adrian Cherry. Available at the University of Arizona, and then only in Florida.
> UNDERWORLD SLANG
> UNDERWORLD SLANG (1936) by Convict 12627.
> Available only at the Tennessee State Library & Archives. Has
> Lighter looked at it?
I have personal copies of the above two items, neither of which has
been looked at by Lighter. The first is Spanish-language slang,
chiefly figurative phrases, with both literal and more colloquial
English translations; some items have notes. It is pretty close to
zero interest to people interested in American English slang.
The second is a very short collection, apparently of two glossaries
that appeared in Detective Fiction Weekly (Partridge cites these in
Dictionary of the Underworld). It's mostly derivative but has a few
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