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Bill Bryson - Made in America

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Bill Bryson - Made in America

Bill Bryson - Made in America
Black Swan | ISBN:0552998052 | 1994 | PDF | 464 pages | 10 MB

Bryson offers a playfully anecdotal account of the etymology of distinctive words and phrases that help to create a distinctly American English. Readers from Toad Suck, Arkansas, to Idiotsville, Oregon–and everywhere in between–will love Made in America, Bill Bryson's Informal History of the English Language in the United States. It is, in a word, fascinating. After reading this tour de force, it's clear that a nation's language speaks volumes about its true character: you are what you speak. Bryson traces America's history through the language of the time, then goes on to discuss words culled from everyday activities: immigration, eating, shopping, advertising, going to the movies, and others.

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Bryson offers a playfully anecdotal account of the etymology of distinctive words and phrases that help to create a distinctly American
English.


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