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< p> Dip into the < i> Dictionary of American Regional English< /i> and enter the rich, endlessly entertaining, ever-changing world of American speech. Learn what a Minnesota grandma is making when she fixes < i> lefse< /i> , what a counterman in a Buffalo deli means by < i> kimmelweck< /i> or a Hawaiian baker puts into a < i> malassada< /i> . Find out what kids on the streets of New York are doing when they play < i> Johnny-on-the-pony< /i> or < i> off-the-point< /i> , what Southerners do when they use their < i> tom walkers< /i> , what the folks in Oklahoma and Texas celebrate on < i> Juneteenth< /i> and those in some parts of Wisconsin at a < i> kermis< /i> . < /p> < p> Like its enormously popular predecessors, this volume captures the language of our lives, from east to west, north to south, urban to rural, childhood to old age. Here are the terms that distinguish us, one from the other, and knit us together in one vast, colorful tapestry of imperfect, perfectly enchanting speech. More than five hundred maps show where you might be if you looked in a garden and saw < i> moccasin flowers< /i> , < i> indian cigars< /i> , or < i> lady peas< /i> ; if you encountered a bullfrog and cried, < i> jugarum < /i> ; or came upon a hover fly and exclaimed, < i> newsbee < /i> And here, at long last, is an explanation of what the < i> madstone< /i> and the < i> money cat< /i> portend. < /p> < p> Built upon an unprecedented survey of spoken English across America and bolstered by extensive historical research, the < i> Dictionary ofAmerican Regional English< /i> preserves a language that lives and dies as we breathe. It will amuse and inform, delight and instruct, and keep alive the speech that we have made our own, and that has made us who we are. < /p>

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Built upon an unprecedented survey of spoken English across America and bolstered by extensive historical research, the Dictionary of American Regional English preserves a language that lives and dies as we breathe. It will amuse and inform, delight and instruct, and keep alive the speech that we have made our own, and that has made us who we are.

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2013 Dartmouth Medal, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association

Synopsis:

Dip into the Dictionary of American Regional English and enter the rich, endlessly entertaining, ever-changing world of American speech. Learn what a Minnesota grandma is making when she fixes lefse, what a counterman in a Buffalo deli means by kimmelweck or a Hawaiian baker puts into a malassada. Find out what kids on the streets of New York are doing when they play Johnny-on-the-pony or off-the-point, what Southerners do when they use their tom walkers, what the folks in Oklahoma and Texas celebrate on Juneteenth and those in some parts of Wisconsin at a kermis.

Like its enormously popular predecessors, this volume captures the language of our lives, from east to west, north to south, urban to rural, childhood to old age. Here are the terms that distinguish us, one from the other, and knit us together in one vast, colorful tapestry of imperfect, perfectly enchanting speech. More than five hundred maps show where you might be if you looked in a garden and saw moccasin flowers, indian cigars, or lady peas; if you encountered a bullfrog and cried, "jugarum!"; or came upon a hover fly and exclaimed, "newsbee!" And here, at long last, is an explanation of what the madstone and the money cat portend.

Built upon an unprecedented survey of spoken English across America and bolstered by extensive historical research, the Dictionary of American Regional English preserves a language that lives and dies as we breathe. It will amuse and inform, delight and instruct, and keep alive the speech that we have made our own, and that has made us who we are.

About the Author

Frederic G. Cassidy was Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.Joan Houston Hall is Distinguished Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the DARE staff in 1975, became Associate Editor in 1979, and was named Chief Editor in 2000.

University of Wisconsin

Table of Contents

  • DARE Staff, Volume III
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Anatomy of a DARE Entry
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Dictionary of American Regional English, I–O

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674205192
Editor:
Cassidy, Frederic G.
Editor:
Hall, Joan H.
Editor-in-chief:
Cassidy, Frederic G.
Editor:
Cassidy, Frederic G.
Editor:
Hall, Joan H.
Edited:
Hall, Cassidy, Frederic G., Joan Houston
Author:
Hall, Joan Houston
Author:
Cassidy, Frederic G.
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Speech
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Dictionaries - Idioms & Slang
Subject:
Americanisms
Subject:
Americanisms -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
English language -- Dialects -- United States -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Subject:
English language -- Dialects -- United States.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Reference-Slang and Idioms
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Subject:
History-United States - State & Local - General
Copyright:
Series:
Dictionary of American Regional English
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
December 1996
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
550 maps
Pages:
944
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 77 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Built upon an unprecedented survey of spoken English across America and bolstered by extensive historical research, the Dictionary of American Regional English preserves a language that lives and dies as we breathe. It will amuse and inform, delight and instruct, and keep alive the speech that we have made our own, and that has made us who we are.
"Synopsis" by , 2013 Dartmouth Medal, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association
"Synopsis" by , Dip into the Dictionary of American Regional English and enter the rich, endlessly entertaining, ever-changing world of American speech. Learn what a Minnesota grandma is making when she fixes lefse, what a counterman in a Buffalo deli means by kimmelweck or a Hawaiian baker puts into a malassada. Find out what kids on the streets of New York are doing when they play Johnny-on-the-pony or off-the-point, what Southerners do when they use their tom walkers, what the folks in Oklahoma and Texas celebrate on Juneteenth and those in some parts of Wisconsin at a kermis.

Like its enormously popular predecessors, this volume captures the language of our lives, from east to west, north to south, urban to rural, childhood to old age. Here are the terms that distinguish us, one from the other, and knit us together in one vast, colorful tapestry of imperfect, perfectly enchanting speech. More than five hundred maps show where you might be if you looked in a garden and saw moccasin flowers, indian cigars, or lady peas; if you encountered a bullfrog and cried, "jugarum!"; or came upon a hover fly and exclaimed, "newsbee!" And here, at long last, is an explanation of what the madstone and the money cat portend.

Built upon an unprecedented survey of spoken English across America and bolstered by extensive historical research, the Dictionary of American Regional English preserves a language that lives and dies as we breathe. It will amuse and inform, delight and instruct, and keep alive the speech that we have made our own, and that has made us who we are.

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