From Skedaddle To Selfie Words Of The Generations

Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019992712X
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From baby boomers with 'groovy' and 'yuppie,' to Generation X with 'whatever' and 'like,' each generation inevitably comes to use certain words that are particular to its unique time in history. Those words not only tell us a great deal about the people in those generations, but highlight their differences with other generations.

In this entertaining compilation, Allan Metcalf, author of OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word, shows that each generation--those born within the same roughly 20-year time period--can be identified and characterized by its key words. Metcalf tells the story of the history and usage of these words, starting with the American Revolution and ending with the post-Millennial Homeland generation. With special attention to the differences in vocabulary among today's generations--the sometimes awkward Millennials, the grunge music of Generation X, hippies among the Boomers, and bobbysoxers among the Silents--From Skeddadle to Selfie compiles dozens of words we thought we knew, and tells the unheard stories of each and how they accompanied its generation through its time.

Going To Hell In A Hen Basket

Author: Robert Alden Rubin
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 125006628X
Size: 63.51 MB
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Culled from blogs, the deepest corners of the internet, as well as some of the most esteemed publications, here is a collection of classic malapropisms paired with hilarious illustrations.

How We Talk

Author: Allan A. Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618043620
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Provides a study of the distinctive characteristics, dialects, cultural innovations, and ethnic eccentricities of American regional English, discussing the unique qualities of language in the South, New England, and the Midwest.


Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199752522
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It is "OK"--the most ubiquitous and invisible of American expressions, one used countless times every day. Yet few of us know the hidden history of OK--how it was coined, what it stood for, and the amazing extent of its influence.

Mighty Fine Words And Smashing Expressions

Author: Orin Hargraves
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195157044
Size: 13.61 MB
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This book remedies this gap in understanding by cataloguing the differences that language users on either side of the Atlantic are likely toencounter in their dealings with the other dialect.

Surnames Dna And Family History

Author: George Redmonds
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199582645
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This book combines linguistic and historical approaches with the latest techniques of DNA analysis and show the insights these offer for every kind of genealogical research.

Phonological Typology

Author: Matthew K. Gordon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199669007
Size: 64.12 MB
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This book provides an overview of phonological typology: the study of how sounds are distributed across the languages of the world and why they display these distributions and patterns.

Perfect English Grammar

Author: Grant Barrett
Publisher: Zephyros Press
ISBN: 9781623157142
Size: 64.65 MB
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Never Be Wrong: Catchy examples help you remember core grammar rules Sharpen Your Style: Composition guidelines let you express yourself fully Look It Up: Seamless navigation makes it easy to find answers quickly Geek Out: Explore the ...


Author: Neil Howe
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688119123
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Generations is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century.

Science Of Parenthood

Author: Norine Dworkin-McDaniel
ISBN: 9781631529474
Size: 66.34 MB
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A satirical take on the early years of parenting that uses faux math, snarky science, and irreverent cartoons to offer hilarious hypotheses for parenting s most perplexing mysteries."