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How to Talk American: A Guide to Our Native Tongues

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Publisher Comments:

For twelve years Jim Crotty has been traveling this great country in his roving Monkmobile (don't ask) and in the process has discovered how Americans really speak, from coast to coast and border to border - from Bible Belt Banter to Vegas Vernacular, from Redneck Rhetoric to New England Niceties: Things you need to know about Boston before you go there: Quahog (say co-hog) - oil-slickened red-tide clam, prized by Bostonians for its taste; Santa Fe semantics: Blue corn - sacred food, sold as chips; Seattle-speak: Partly sunny - partly cloudy Crotty's savvy and often hilarious region-by-region guide to the way we talk provides a dead-on (and sometimes too strange) indication of how we think, how we behave, and what we hold dear.

Synopsis:

Based on the popular "How to Talk" feature in the alternative travel magazine "Monk", this savvy and often hilarious, region-by-region guide to the way Americans talk also provides a dead-on (and sometimes too strange) indication of how we think, how we behave, and what we hold dear. 100+ photos, drawings & maps.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395780329
Subtitle:
A Guide to Our Native Tongues
Author:
Crotty, Jim
Author:
Crotty, James Marshall
Author:
ll Crotty
Author:
James Marsha
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Americanisms
Subject:
Figures of speech
Subject:
Accents and accentuation
Subject:
General Humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
July 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 5 x 0.56 in 0.86 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Based on the popular "How to Talk" feature in the alternative travel magazine "Monk", this savvy and often hilarious, region-by-region guide to the way Americans talk also provides a dead-on (and sometimes too strange) indication of how we think, how we behave, and what we hold dear. 100+ photos, drawings & maps.
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