Daniel Cassidy (1943 Brooklyn – October 11, 2008) was a controversial
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In a series of lively essays, this pioneering book proves that US slang has its
strongest wellsprings in nineteenth-century Irish America. "Jazz" and "poker," ...
In How the Irish Invented Slang, Daniel Cassidy cuts through two hundred years
worth of Anglo academic "baloney" and reveals the massive, hidden influence ...
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Nov 8, 2007 ... Daniel Cassidy, author of “How the Irish Invented Slang,” at O'Lunney's near
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Oct 17, 2007 ... How the Irish Invented Slang: A Secret Language of the Crossroads aims to
reconcile the long exile of the Irish peoples from their rightful credit ...