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Published: 21 April 2006

322 Pages

5 x 7-11/16 inches

ISBN: 9780195304473

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang

Edited by Grant Barrett
Introduction by James Carville and Mary Matalin

Here readers will find informative entries on slang terms such as "Beltway bandit" and "boondoggle," "angry white male" and "leg treasurer," "juice bill" and "Joe Citizen," "banana superpower" and "the Big Fix." The book also features sidebar essays on topics such as political words in Blogistan; a short history of "big cheese"; all about chads and the 2000 election; the suffix "-gate" and all the related Watergate terms; and the naming of legislation.


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