Slangalicious: Where We Got That Crazy Lingo (Hardcover)

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By Gillina O'Reilly, Krista Johnston (Illustrator), Krista Johnson (Illustrator)
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"Dig the skinny on the whole slang thang."

When a school assignment on slang leads to internet research, an astonishing thing happens. Two peculiar characters begin walking across the screen to help out with the homework problem. Meet Lexie and Edmund, the slang experts.

These wise guys begin with a rundown of the types of slang, and a look-see at how slang goes way back. In fact, many slang words once seen as coarse and low class are now an official part of our language.

In the chapters that follow, Lexie and Edmund explore slang terms under different categories, including food ("Care for moo juice in your cup of joe?"), sports ("Who's the bush league southpaw in the bull pen?"), and popular culture ("Dig that wimp on the boob tube "). They even demonstrate how slang spills over from one meaning to another: take the term "double-header." Originally coined by railroad workers to refer to a train pulled by two engines, today it's slang for back-to-back baseball games. Other slang like "cool" and "hip" originate in the musical stylings of jazz and bebop.

In all, Lexie and Edmund explore over 500 slang words and phrases. With playful writing and funky illustrations, Slangalicious is a lingo tango that brings language to life.

About the Author

Gillian O'Reilly is a supercool freelance writer and children's literature magazine editor who lives in Toronto. This is her first book for children. Krista Johnson, the groovy cat who did the illustrations, is an accomplished illustrator. Slangalicious is her children's book debut.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781550377651
ISBN-10: 1550377655
Publisher: Annick Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2004
Pages: 88
Language: English