From Skedaddle To Selfie

Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019992712X
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Those words not only tell us a great deal about the people in those generations, but also highlight the differences between them and other generations.In this book, Allan Metcalf, author of OK, uses a special framework of defining American ...

Ok

Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199703299
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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 We Talk

Author: Allan A. Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618043620
Size: 50.58 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.

America In So Many Words

Author: Allan Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547563299
Size: 65.12 MB
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This book presents a unique historical view of American English.

Fucking Apostrophes

Author: Simon Griffin
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1785781421
Size: 26.67 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 ...

Going To Hell In A Hen Basket

Author: Robert Alden Rubin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250066271
Size: 65.52 MB
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Delighting in the creative misuse of words and celebrating the verbal flubs that ignore the conventions of standard English, Robert Alden Rubin provides an illustrated dictionary of contemporary malapropisms.Everyone has made the mistake of ...

The English Language

Author: Simon Horobin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198709250
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LANGUAGE: HISTORY & GENERAL WORKS. How has the English language evolved into the version we know today? How will it develop in future? Is it changing for the better or the worse?

101 Two Letter Words

Author: Stephin Merritt
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393244245
Size: 11.88 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).

Gift Of The Gob Morsels Of English Language History

Author: Kate Burridge
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730445933
Size: 16.51 MB
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Based on segments from ABC Local Radio and ABC tV's CAN WE HELP? this book has been inspired by the linguistic shenanigans of the general public. these mouth-filling morsels of English language history demonstrate the poetic ingenuity of ...

Predicting New Words

Author: Allan A. Metcalf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618130085
Size: 55.38 MB
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A fascinating look at the generation of language surveys numerous "new words," such as "Catch-22," "Gen-X," "silent majority" and their progenitors, including Jonathan Swift, Dr. Seuss, Lewis Carroll, and Galett Burgess, among others.