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  • Feb 22, 2012
  • 05:44 PM

Whoopensocker dictionary of American dialect completed after 50 years

Alison Flood / The Guardian
From whoopensocker to upscuddle, strubbly to swivet, 50 years after it was first conceived the Dictionary of American Regional English is finally about to reach the end of the alphabet. The fifth volume of the dictionary, covering "slab" to "zydeco", is out in March from Harvard University Press.

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