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  • May 30, 2011
  • 03:34 PM

As Slang Changes More Rapidly, Expert Has to Watch His Language

Vauhini Vara / The Wall Street Journal
For most people, being late to a language trend isn't a problem. But Mr. Dalzell, a 59-year-old union leader by day and slang expert after hours, is now in the process of updating the New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. And as informal language evolves faster than ever, Mr. Dalzell is finding it trickier to keep up.

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