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Tag Archives: “Dictionary of American Underworld Lingo” Goldin O’Leary Lipsius

ETYMOLOGY: BUNCO PART 2

YESTERDAY IN Part 1, I added the word “bunco” to my Etymology for our Time series. Today, getting involved are the Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, the Dictionary … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

RIDING ON THE RED? THE GREEN? JUST THE RODS?

HERE’S HOW TO know when you’re a hep-ghee (sophisticated individual) and counter the lamentable trend of 140-character missives, all through a study of English language usage from the 1950 Dictionary … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

I’M JUST A GHEE WITH THE LINGO

WIFE DOTTIE believes I am overdoing the old-time radio bit. Be that as it may, for her sake alone it is appropriate that I consult a period document, my Dictionary … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · 1 Comment