student slang

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 18 10:05:00 UTC 2010

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I came across an
article that begins,

"A dictionary of student language is about to be published by the
American Dialect Society."

I thought I should share the find, in case it's been forgotten.
Chatauquan Magazine, April 1900, p. 22

The dictionary itself is also in GB:
Dialect Notes (ADS), vol. 2, 1900, p. 3

The 1859 edition of B.H. Hall's A Collection of College Words and
Customs (cited by Babbitt in the anonymous 1851 edition) is also available.

As is the 1851 original:

And Kluge's Deutsche Studentensprache (also cited by Babbitt)


The American Dialect Society -

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