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Informal English (Puncture Ladies, Egg Harbors, Mississippi Marbles, and Other Curious Words and Phrases of North America)

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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.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Jeffrey Kacirk
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    256
    Publisher:
    Touchstone (April 12, 2005)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780743254939
    ISBN-10:
    0743254937
    Weight:
    8.72oz
    Dimensions:
    5.5" x 8.4375" x 0.7"
    Case Pack:
    40
    File:
    Eloquence-Simon_02032021_034723_Complete_onix21-20210202.xml
    As low as:
    $13.08
    Folder:
    Eloquence
    List Price:
    $16.99
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-SS
    Discount Code:
    A