Lexicon Valley: Jonathon Green on his dictionary of slang and the craft of lexicography.

Meet the World’s Foremost Cataloger of Slang

Meet the World’s Foremost Cataloger of Slang

A show about the mysteries of English.
Oct. 6 2014 10:33 AM

The Man They Call Mister Slang

Listen to Slate's show about Jonathon Green's decades-long quest to document slang throughout the English-speaking world.

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Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 44: Man on the Street

Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo talk to Jonathon Green, author of The Vulgar Tongue and Green’s Dictionary of Slang, a 6,000-page, three-volume reference. Green has spent more than 20 years cataloging slang down the centuries and across many English-speaking regions of the world.

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