Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames

Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames

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This reference for the general reader contains concise explanations of the origins of over 1,800 nicknames from contemporary and historical culture. They refer to historical figures, politicians, athletes, entertainers, places, events, and organizations and include, for example, "The Gipper" (Ronald Reagan), "The Virgin Queen" (Elizabeth I), "Satchmo" (Louis Armstrong), and "The Garden State" (New Jersey). The volume also features listings of the nicknames of British football clubs and army regiments as well as those for US Army infantry divisions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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From the affectionate and humorous to the derogatory and vitriolic, this scintillating collection of nicknames brings together famous people, places, events, and organizations with the nicknames that epitomize them. This brand new dictionary identifies and explains the origins of over 1,800 nicknames from contemporary and historical culture. The coverage is international and ranges from Buffalo Bill to Flo Jo to Dubya and from Silicon Valley to the Nutmeg State.
Arranged alphabetically and including appendices listing groups of nicknames, a General Index, and a Thematic Index, The Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames is perfect browsing material for the general reader and the popular culture buff, and an ideal reference for anyone researching the identity and background of famous figures and places.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780198605393
Branch Call Number: 929.4 D372o
Characteristics: ix, 229 p. ; 25 cm


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