Jonathon Green

Jonathon Green is recognised as the world's foremost lexicographer of Anglophone slang. His many publications include Language! 500 Years of the Vulgar Tongue, Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a Slang Lexicographer (both 2014) and the Chambers Slang Dictionary (2008). His latest dictionary, the multi-volume Green's Dictionary of Slang, appeared in 2010.  He has also compiled dictionaries of quotations, three oral histories of modern culture and in 1996 a history of lexicography, Chasing the Sun: Dictionary-Makers and the Dictionaries They Made. He lives in London and Paris.