A Dictionary of Slang has taken over 25 years to author and develop; please respect how much time has been put into developing this resource and the copyright and rights of ownership. That ownership allows me, the author, to be selective in how this dictionary is used.
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There have been occasions when I have permitted the use of extracts
of this resource for use on other websites. This authorization was
granted only after prior agreement on how that use should be implemented
and agreement on the formatting. If you would like to use extracts
from 'A Dictionary of Slang' please bear in mind that I need to be
Examples of a websites that have permission to use extracts, and
have followed preferred guidelines: