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Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

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Synopsis:

In Made in America, Bill Bryson de–mythologizes his native land—explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasnt won, why Americans say “lootenant” and “Toosday,” how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up—as well as exposing the true origins of the G–string, the original $64,000 question, and Dr. Kellogg of cornflakes fame.

About the Author

Bill Bryson, OBE, is a best–selling American author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on science. Born an American, he was a resident of North Yorkshire, UK, for most of his professional life before moving back to the US in 1995. In 2003 Bryson moved back to the UK, living in Norfolk, and was appointed Chancellor of Durham University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781620646304
Subtitle:
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Publisher:
AudioGO
Author:
Bryson, Bill
Author:
Roberts, William
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Description:
Compact Disk
Publication Date:
20130212
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anthologies
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » US History » General

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In Made in America, Bill Bryson de–mythologizes his native land—explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasnt won, why Americans say “lootenant” and “Toosday,” how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up—as well as exposing the true origins of the G–string, the original $64,000 question, and Dr. Kellogg of cornflakes fame.
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