From Skedaddle To Selfie

Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190263466
Size: 72.24 MB
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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 ...

How We Talk

Author: Allan A. Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618043620
Size: 60.57 MB
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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.

Going To Hell In A Hen Basket

Author: Robert Alden Rubin
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 125006628X
Size: 62.21 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.


Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199752522
Size: 54.51 MB
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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.

How English Became English

Author: Simon Horobin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198754272
Size: 63.65 MB
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"Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language continues to adapt even today, as English continues to find new speakers and new uses.

America In So Many Words

Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547563299
Size: 70.24 MB
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This book presents a unique historical view of American English.

You Can T Make This Stuff Up

Author: Lee Gutkind
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738215864
Size: 33.86 MB
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Now, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, taps into one of the fastest-growing genres with this new writing guide.

Mighty Fine Words And Smashing Expressions

Author: Orin Hargraves
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195157044
Size: 55.65 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.

The Daily Promise

Author: Domonique Bertolucci
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1743584555
Size: 62.27 MB
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<p>Isn’t it time you started treating yourself with the same love, kindness and respect you give the other important people in your life?</p> <p>Domonique Bertolucci’s <i>The Daily Promise</i> invites you to make small daily changes to ...

Magic Below

Author: Laura J Burns
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1496526031
Size: 65.16 MB
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Zerie has learned that the real threat to Oz is Glinda the "Good" and her alliance with the Nome King, and now Ozma has magically transformed her into a mermaid and asked her to infiltrate Glinda's underwater palace, and free the Glass Cat ...