Thursday, September 13, 2012

Get Hep to the Jive, Cats!

I'm a bit of a dictionary geek. I've read through a couple and I love collecting dictionaries of forgotten words, jargon, techical terms and the absolute best one of all, the Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, which is a must for anyone who dares call themselves a writer.  
Digression aside, here is Cab Calloway's dictionary of 1920-30s Harlem area 'hep' talk.

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