This compendium picks up where the common dictionaries leave off. It provides a quick reference to the most amazing language in the world -- the AMERICAN LANGUAGE. More than just a reference book containing 'Ten Dictionaries in One', this compendium tells the story of American English in an enlightening and entertaining way. It will help you to gain a whole new perspective on and a much deeper understanding of the most popular language in today's world. Now in its third revised edition.