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Welcome to A Seattle Lexicon: Lingo From the Far Corner! Follow the Button Links on the left to find lingo, shorthand expressions, nicknames, and slang relative to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
Skid Road, Paperback
by Murray Morgan
Seattle Now & Then, Hardcover
by Paul Dorpat & Jean Sherrard
Jackson Street After Hours, Paperback
by Paul De Barros
Disclaimer: Non-Nortwesterners should use these terms (in the vain hope of fitting in) only at the risk of being greeted by frequent blank stares. While some terms are known by virtually all Northwesterners, and actually spoken by many, others are known only to some or a few, while spoken by even fewer. However, if you hear one said, armed with this lexicon, you'll know what is meant.
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