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In our globally interconnected age, misnaming where someone is from or the cultural group to which they belong often constitutes more than a harmless social gaffe. Labels for Locals provides guidance on the preferred, and sometimes disdained, names for selected locales, cities, regions, countries, and ethnic groups worldwide.

About the Author

Paul Dickson has written eight bat and ball books (one on softball, seven on baseball) and is working on the third edition of his Dickson Baseball Dictionary, as well as a new work, The Unwritten Rules of Baseball. He also writes narrative 20th century American history and compiles word books. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland, with his wife, Nancy.

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ISBN:
9780060881641
Author:
Dickson, Paul
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
by Paul Dickson
Author:
Dickson
Author:
Paul
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Genealogy
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Names, geographical
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
English language -- Etymology -- Names.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
REFERENCE / Genealogy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.16x5.10x.73 in. .47 lbs.

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