9780743254939

Informal English: Puncture Ladies, Egg Harbors, Mississippi Marbles, And Other Curious Words And Phrases Of North America

ISBN 10: 0743254937 / 0-7432-5493-7
ISBN 13: 9780743254939
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
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A wide-reaching treasury of some 2,500 English-language colloquialisms from the past and present is culled from dictionaries, etymological treatises, historical writings, and other sources, in a volume that features such entries as "bone-orchard" and "chawswizzled." Original.


 

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Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Original ed. 216 x 140 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Gleaned from antiquated dictionaries, dialect glossaries, studies of folklore, nautical lexicons, historical writings, letters, novels, and miscellaneous sources, Informal English offers a captivating treasure trove of linguistic oddities that will not only entertain but also shed light on America s colloquial past. Among the gems are: * Surface-coal: cow dung, widely used for fuel in Texas * Bone-orchard: in the Southwest slang for a cemetery * Chawswizzled: confounded in Nebraskan idiom. I ll be chawswizzled! * Leather-ears: to Cape Cod inhabitants, a person of slow comprehension * Puncture lady: a southwestern expression for a woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at a dance and gossip rather than dance, often puncturing someone s reputation Whether the entries are unexpected twists on familiar-sounding expressions or based on curious old customs, this wide-ranging assortment of vernacular Americanisms will amaze and amuse even the most hard-boiled curmudgeon. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780743254939

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Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Original ed. 216 x 140 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Gleaned from antiquated dictionaries, dialect glossaries, studies of folklore, nautical lexicons, historical writings, letters, novels, and miscellaneous sources, Informal English offers a captivating treasure trove of linguistic oddities that will not only entertain but also shed light on America s colloquial past. Among the gems are: * Surface-coal: cow dung, widely used for fuel in Texas * Bone-orchard: in the Southwest slang for a cemetery * Chawswizzled: confounded in Nebraskan idiom. I ll be chawswizzled! * Leather-ears: to Cape Cod inhabitants, a person of slow comprehension * Puncture lady: a southwestern expression for a woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at a dance and gossip rather than dance, often puncturing someone s reputation Whether the entries are unexpected twists on familiar-sounding expressions or based on curious old customs, this wide-ranging assortment of vernacular Americanisms will amaze and amuse even the most hard-boiled curmudgeon. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780743254939

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Book Description: Touchstone, New York, 2005. Book Condition: New. Language: english. A wide-reaching treasury of some 2500 English-language colloquialisms from the past and present is culled from dictionaries, etymological treatises, historical writings, and other sources, in a volume that features such entries as "bone-orchard" and "chawswizzled." Print On Demand. Bookseller Inventory # 6859732

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