Jonathon Green

Jonathon Green is the leading lexicographer of anglophone slang. His three-volume Green’s Dictionary of Slang has been online since 2016. His latest book is Sounds & Furies: The Love-Hate Relationship Between Women and Slang (Robinson).

Everyone wants what should be. But there is no “should be”. There is only what is.

Jonathon Green says the xenophobic 1920s novels that inspired his lifelong love of literature should not be cancelled

Politics is but a subset; the true villain is belief, says Jonathon Green of Jonathan Meades’s new release

Jonathon Green wonders if, despite this being a fascinating book, the author has set herself up for defeat

E. J. White’s book on the history of New York English is not the first on the subject, but it goes a long way in explaining the evolution of the city’s unique linguistics

Ms Lees offers a new take on the template, but she is walking a well-trodden path

Ainsworth’s fate was sealed not how he wrote but what he placed at the heart of his stories

Jonathon Green reviews A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order by Judith Flanders