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100 1  Allen, Irving L.,|d1931-2002. 
245 14 The city in slang :|bNew York life and popular speech /
       |cIrving Lewis Allen. 
260    New York :|bOxford University Press,|c1993. 
300    ix, 307 pages :|billustrations, maps ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-287) and 
505 00 |tManhattan in the Mirror of Slang --|tNew York City Life 
       and Popular Speech --|tThe Social Meaning of City Streets 
       --|tThe Modern Ruptures of Traditional Life --|tThe Bright
       Lights --|tNew Ways of Urban Living --|tTall Buildings --
       |tThe Shadow Worlds of Social Class in City Life --|tMean 
       Streets --|tThe Sporting Life --|tThe Naming of Social 
       Differences --|tSocial Types in City Streets --|tUs and 
       Them --|tThe Contempt for Provincial Life. 
520    The American urban scene, and in particular New York's, 
       has given us a rich cultural legacy of slang words and 
       phrases, a bonanza of popular speech. Hot dog, rush hour, 
       butter-and-egg man, gold digger, shyster, buttinsky, smart
       aleck, sidewalk superintendent, yellow journalism, 
       breadline, straphanger, tar beach, the Tenderloin, the 
       Great White Way, to do a Brodie - these are just a few of 
       the hundreds of popular words and phrases that were born 
       or took on new meaning in the streets of New York. In The 
       City in Slang, Irving Lewis Allen traces this flowering of
       popular expressions that accompanied the emergence of the 
       New York metropolis beginning in the early nineteenth 
       century, providing in effect a lexicon of popular speech 
       about city life as well as a unique account of the 
       cultural and social history of America's greatest city. He
       shows how this vocabulary arose from city streets, often 
       interplaying with vaudeville, radio, movies, comics, and 
       the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley. Some terms of great 
       pertinence to city people today have unexpectedly old 
       pedigrees. Rush hour was coined by 1890, for instance, and
       rubberneck dates to the late 1890s and became popular in 
       New York to describe the busloads of tourists who craned 
       their necks to see the tall buildings and the sights of 
       the Bowery and Chinatown. The Big Apple itself (since 1971
       the official nickname of New York) appeared in the 1920s, 
       though first in reference to the city's top racetracks and
       to Broadway bookings as pinnacles of professional 
       endeavor. Allen also tells fascinating stories behind once
       -popular slang that is no longer in use. Spielers, for 
       example, were the little girls in tenement districts who 
       danced ecstatically on the sidewalks to the music of the 
       hurdy-gurdy men and, when they were old enough, frequented
       the dance halls of the Lower East Side. Following the 
       trail of these words and phrases into the city's East Side,
       West Side, and all around the town, from Harlem to Wall 
       Street, and into the haunts of its high and low life, The 
       City in Slang is a fascinating look at the rich cultural 
       heritage of language about city life. 
650  0 English language|xSpoken English|zNew York (State)|zNew 
650  0 English language|xSocial aspects|zNew York (State)|zNew 
650  0 English language|xDialects|zNew York (State)|zNew York. 
650  0 English language|zNew York (State)|zNew York|xSlang. 
650  0 Americanisms|zNew York (State)|zNew York. 
650  7 Americanisms.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00807480 
650  7 English language|xDialects.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00911083 
650  7 English language|xSlang.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00911645 
650  7 English language|xSocial aspects.|2fast
650  7 English language|xSpoken English.|2fast
650  7 Language and languages.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00992154 
650  7 Alltagskultur|2gnd|0(DE-588)4122782-7 
650  7 Amerikanisches Englisch|2gnd|0(DE-588)4094804-3 
650  7 Slang|2gnd|0(DE-588)4077490-9 
650  7 Soziale Situation|2gnd|0(DE-588)4077575-6 
650  7 Soziolinguistik|2gnd|0(DE-588)4077623-2 
650  7 Umgangssprache|2gnd|0(DE-588)4061588-1 
650 07 Slang.|2swd 
651  0 New York (N.Y.)|xLanguages. 
650 17 Slang (taal)|2gtt 
650 17 Engels.|2gtt 
651  6 New York (N.Y.)|xMœurs et coutumes. 
651  7 New York (State)|zNew York.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204333 
651  7 New York, NY|2gnd|0(DE-588)4042011-5 
651  7 New York (N.Y.)|2swd 
651  7 Amerikanisches Englisch.|2swd 
653 0  English language|aSlang 
653 0  New York (N.Y.) 
856 41 |3Table of contents|u
856 42 |3Contributor biographical information|uhttp:// 
856 42 |3Publisher description|u
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