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      The 2nd edition of the
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subcultures and thousands of terms,
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"Wow, that's [word unclear], yeah!"

-- Julia Sweeney, about carnival worker slang from Talk the Talk on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me

"The kind of quirky thing that is endlessly fascinating and full of odd insights into worlds you never suspected existed."

-- Cory Doctorow, posting on BoingBoing

Table of Contents -- or view the this list in the form of song lyrics

Introduction

Americans in Antarctica
Anime and Manga Fans
Astrologers and Astrologists
Beekeepers
Bicyclists and Mountain Bikers
Birders
Bodybuilders
Carnival Workers
Cat Fanciers
Cavers and Spelunkers
Circus People
Coin and Money Collectors
Con Artists and Scammers
Cowboys and Rodeo Riders
Drug Pushers and Users
Flyfishers and Sport Fishermen
Furries
Gamblers and Poker Players
Gardeners
Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered, and Bisexual People
Goths
Graffiti Writers
Gun Enthusiasts
Hackers and Programmers
Ham Radio Operators
Hikers and Backpackers
Historical Reenactors
Hot Rodders
Hunters
Kayakers, Canoers, and Rafters
Magicians
Mediums, Channelers, and Spiritualists
Model Builders and Radio-Controlled
Model Enthusiasts
Model Railroaders and Railfans
Motorcyclists (Bikers)
Naturists and Nudists
Online Gamers
Parapsychologists
Politicians and Politicos
Prisoners
Pro Wrestling Fans
Prostitutes and Other Sex Workers
Punk Rockers and Straight Edgers
Puppeteers
Renaissance Fairegoers
Rock Climbers
Role-Playing Gamers
RV Owners
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fans
Scuba Divers
Skateboarders
Skiers
Skinheads
Skydivers and BASE Jumpers
Snowboarders
Society For Creative Anachronism Members (SCAdians)
Stamp Collectors (Philatelists)
Surfers
Sustainable Living Advocates
Tattoo Artists and Tattoo Enthusiasts
Thespians and Stage Crew
Truckers
UFO Believers
Wiccans, Witches, and Neo-Pagans

Appendix: The Language of Hip Hop
Bibliography
Index of Terms

The new 2nd edition is now out for Kindle, with paperback coming in February! It is expanded, with new terms, 3 new subcultures, and over 160 photographs. Click here to see it. Site revamp coming soon.

Now available for free download: the original Hip-Hop glossary from Talk the Talk, first edition.