With a New Introduction by Bryan A. Garner Monteleone, Vincent J. Criminal Slang: The Vernacular of the Underworld Lingo. Revised Edition. Originally published: Boston: The Christopher Publishing House, 1949. [1-2 new introduction], 292 pp. Reprinted 2004, 2015 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a new introduction by Bryan A. Garner, President, LawProse, Inc. ISBN-13: 9781584773009; ISBN-10: 1584773006. Hardcover. New. $34.95 * Monteleone, a police officer, compiled this often-cited collection of words and phrases used by the "gangster, tramp or hobo" over the course of a career in several American cities that spanned the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Both instructive and amusing, it contains hundreds of entries relating to criminal matters of the time, such as "Academy" (a jail), "Across the River" (dead), "Grease the Track" (to fall under a moving train), "Sprinkle the Flowers" (to distribute bribes), "Suey Bowel" (A Chinese opium den), "Write Short Stories" (to forge checks) and "Zib" (an easy victim).
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