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Green’s Dictionary of Slang Online.

John Cowan writes in a new comment to this 2010 thread: The Internet works in mysterious ways its wonders to perform, and some news is good news. After They Who Shall Not Be Named reneged on their promise to make GDoS searchable with a “We won’t do it: sue us if you dare”, Green was […]
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