U.S.A.-Slang: Ordbog over moderne, amerikansk Slang
by SKAARUP, Victor and Kris Winther
København: Forlaget Commodore, 1945. First Edition. Slim 12mo (16.25cm.); original pictorial boards; 78pp.; cartoon illus. Bottom third of spine perished, minor shelf-wear, interior about fine. Good or better overall. Danish-American slang handbook issued during the American occupation at the end of World War II. For example, if an American soldier asks for the "altar," direct him to the nearest bathroom; if he demands some "C," he might be looking to score cocaine or a hundred dollars; a "gobstick" is a clarinet; "ice" is diamonds; "M" is morphine; and "O" is opium. Scarce: 3 copies located in North America in OCLC as of March, 2016, at UCLA, Library of Congress, and Saint Olaf, with the author's name misspelled "Shaarup." (Inventory #: 29305)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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