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Contents Introduction: A Century's Worth of Old (and New) Words ix 1900-1919: Modern Times 9 The Twenties: Flappers and Flaming Youth 41 The Thirties: Swinging Cats in Hooverville 72 The Forties: Rosie the Riveter and G.I. Joe 102 The Fifties: Hipsters in Squaresville 134 The Sixties: Getting with It 167 The Seventies: Pet Rocks and Plumbers 203 The Eighties: Tubular Times 237 The Nineties: Dot-comming into Y2K 269 Afterword: Goodbye to a Great Century 300 Bibliography 302 Index 314
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: English language United States Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, English language 20th century Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, English language United States Slang Dictionaries, English language 20th century Slang Dictionaries, English language Obsolete words, Americanisms