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The Dictionary of contemporary slang

The Dictionary of contemporary slang

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Published by Pan Books in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled and revised by Jonathan Green ; illustrations by Chris Burke.
ContributionsGreen, Jonathon, 1948-
The Physical Object
Paginationxi,355p. :
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21278302M
ISBN 100330324578
OCLC/WorldCa60058810


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