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Jonathon Green (born 20 April 1948 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire) is an English lexicographer of slang and writer on the history of alternative cultures. Jonathon Green is often referred to as the English-speaking world's leading lexicographer of slang, and has even been described as 'The most acclaimed British lexicographer since Johnson'.


Dictionaries and Related Publications
  • Newspeak: A Dictionary of Jargon (1983)
  • The Dictionary of Contemporary Slang (1984, 1992, 1995)
  • The Slang Thesaurus (1986, 1999)
  • The A–Z of Nuclear Jargon (1986)
  • The Dictionary of Jargon (1987 RKP)
  • Neologisms: a dictionary of contemporary coinages (1991)
  • Slang Down the Ages: the Historical Development of Slang (1993)
  • Words Apart: the Language of Prejudice (1996)
  • Chasing The Sun: Dictionary-Makers and the Dictionaries They Made (1996)
  • Cassell Dictionary of Slang (1998, 2005)
  • Big Book of Filth (1999)
  • Big Book of Being Rude (2000)
  • Big Book of Bodily Functions (2001)
  • Talking Dirty: A Slang Phrasebook (2003)
  • The Stories of Slang (2017)
Dictionaries of quotations
  • Famous Last Words (1979, 1997)
  • Contemporary Dictionary of Quotations (1982)
  • The Cynics' Lexicon (1984)
  • Cassell Dictionary of Insulting Quotations (1996 Cassell, p/b 1997)
Oral Histories
  • Days In The Life: Voices from the English Underground 1961–1971 (1988)
  • Them: Voices from the Immigrant Community in Contemporary Britain (1990)
  • It: Sex Since the Sixties (1993)
Miscellaneous Publications
  • The Encyclopedia of Censorship (1990)
  • All Dressed Up: The Sixties and the Counterculture (1998)
  • Cutting it Fine: Inside the Restaurant Business, with Andrew Parkinson (2000)
  • Cannabis: A History (2002)
  • The Language Report, ed. Susie Dent (2005, 2006)
  • Elsevier Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition: contributor, 'Anglophone Slang Lexicography'
  • Dictionary of National Biography, revised edition: contributor, 'Eric Partridge', 'Sapper [H.C. McNeile]'
  • Bloomsbury Good Word Guide (1988, 1990, 1994), contributing editor: Slang and Jargon entries

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