Book review of Jonathon Green memoir in Telegraph UK

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
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Book Review of: Odd Job Man and Language! by Jonathon Green

Article subtitle: Super-geek turned lexicographer Jonathon Green has
defined slang for our age. As he explains in a new memoir, it's not
just a load of bullocks

Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
Date: 30 Mar 2014

[Begin excerpt]
"I have no past," he writes, "and thus must start not at an ancestral
beginning but merely at my own." His compulsion to seek out the roots
of a word ("it must have origins") is a compensatory reflex.
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