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 ...
How the Irish Invented Slang has 76 ratings and 19 reviews. Hannah said: A
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Jun 22, 2016 ... Proving that American slang has its roots in the Irish American urban ... book, “
How the Irish Invented Slang”, and from Niall Ó Donaill's “Foclóir ...
Apr 10, 2011 ... Daniel Cassidy's How the Irish Invented Slang is a specialist work of ... He argues
that diasporic Irish-American communities are largely ...
Mar 18, 2015 ... Now comes the book, How the Irish Invented Slang, by Daniel Cassidy, who
postulates that many slang words for which even the Oxford ...
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 ...
Nov 9, 2007 ... But Daniel Cassidy has managed something similar with his book How the Irish
Invented Slang (CounterPunch/AK Press, 2007), which ...
Jul 26, 2006 ... Dúd (pron. dood, a dolt) was a moniker Irish Americans slapped on .... Secret
Language of the Crossroad: How the Irish Invented Slang, will be ...