Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199703299
Size: 34.73 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.

America In So Many Words

Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547563299
Size: 50.36 MB
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This book presents a unique historical view of American English.

How We Talk

Author: Allan A. Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618043620
Size: 31.31 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.

Fucking Apostrophes

Author: Simon Griffin
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1785781421
Size: 49.27 MB
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Simon Griffin lets off steam so that we don’t have to, showing precisely why ‘Rhianna and Jennifer’s photos were all over the internet’ is quite different to ‘Rhianna’s and Jennifer’s photos’ or what words apostrophes are ...

How English Became English

Author: Simon Horobin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198754272
Size: 66.51 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.

Going To Hell In A Hen Basket

Author: Robert Alden Rubin
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 125006628X
Size: 60.95 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.

101 Two Letter Words

Author: Stephin Merritt
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393244245
Size: 53.21 MB
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Here are poems about familiar words (such as at, go, hi, no, and up) as well as obscure ones (such as aa, ka, oe, qi, xu).

Magic Below

Author: Laura J Burns
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1496526031
Size: 63.29 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 ...

Skedaddle Skunk And Friends Say I Love You

Author: Diane M. Stortz
Publisher: Bean Sprouts
ISBN: 9780784702970
Size: 23.78 MB
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When Owl tells Skedaddle, a lonely skunk, the best way to make friends, Skedaddle finds ways to be nice to the other forest animals. On board pages.