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Mon Aug 2 20:57:52 UTC 2010

the movie THE STING was supposedly based on one of David Maurer's scholarly books. Not sure how such a thing is possible, but that's the prevailing wisdom.
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> I've also, belatedly, just discovered the existence of David W.
Maurer, who
> seems to have published extensively on American slang from the early
30s on.
> Know his work at all?  I've flagged it to look at whenever I next get
near a
> decent library, and ordered_The Big Con_, the only one of his books
> at a price inside my range.

Maurer published a number of interesting articles in_American Speech_,
available through JSTOR (and through subscription to the current version
in the ADS, I believe).

His books build on his research articles.
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