Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Another argument for citizen journalism

I'm in the minority on this. But if I want you to get all the words for heroin that are out there, I want the ones you know. Not the ones you remember from reading Burroughs in college.
-- Jesse Sheidlower, via Bryan Curtis

The above comes from an article on Slate, about a man who spent thirteen years in prison assembling a slang dictionary. Recommended.


Brando said...

Actually, that would be a great writing reference.

bjkeefe said...

I completely agree. I'd love to have a collection of slang dictionaries. I also like regular dictionaries, the older the better.