Patrick Ragains Lexicon: American Style

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Adult humor with remarkable insight into our American lexicon...the words, names and phrases we use to communicate on a daily basis. Author Patrick Ragains has utilized his great passion for humor to pay homage to legendary comedian George Carlin. The author presents readers with a wealth of information about the way people express themselves in a great narrative voice that a wide audience will enjoy reading about and learning from.
Described by one publisher's manuscript review specialist as "honestly one of the most useful manuscripts I have picked up in some time" Ragains has proved beyond a doubt that the English language is more flexible than Silly Putty...that words can be molded and created and bent and turned inside out and reborn. The material is well-researched, thoroughly presented and includes details that add to the credibility of this writer.In addition to providing laughter and insight about our English language, this book can also be used as a compelling learning tool for those learning our language or looking to improve their verbal communications.

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My initial purpose in writing this literary trip down the rabbit hole was to honor a ground-breaking comedian. But, it has also come to my realization while writing that I also did it for my shear love of words. I hope I can expose you and other readers to some of the wonders, wackiness and mysteries of our English language.

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There's actually a high school in America with the nickname "Criminals."Could anything possibly 'Be' more subtle than the 'B' in subtle?When did Richard become such a Dick?A very attractive, thin mother is called a "Momshell."People in Vermont call their Boston tourists "Massholes."While the name "Cade" is trendy popular amongst your peers, it could get your son beat-up at school.These are just some of the odd and fascinating observations featured in this book. For the past three decades rookie author Patrick Ragains has been plotting to unleash his unique (and sometimes controversial) insights about our language...our words, name and phrases. He has tried to organize them all here in Lexicon: American Style. Ragains has compiled lists, chapters and brief essays about our lexicon that amuses, confuses and defuses him. His subjects range from "Words That Go Against Our Spelling Rules" to "New Combo-words" to "WTF Sports Team Names"...and as part of his tribute to late comic George Carlin, his "Favorite Profanity." Well-suited for the coffee table, but probably better suited for the bathroom, Lexicon: American Style is sure to educate, entertain or provoke you.  Read on. 

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