I Love It When You Talk Retro

I Love It When You Talk Retro

Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop A Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech

Book - 2009
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Discusses those "verbal fossils" that remain embedded in our national conversation long after the topic they refer to has galloped off into the sunset. Mrs. Robinson, Edsel, "Catch-22", Gangbusters, "Alphonse and Gaston", or "Where's the beef?" are just a few of the "retroterms" that can be found in this word-lover's store of trivia and obscure references.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312340056
Branch Call Number: 422 KEY
Characteristics: viii, 310 p. : ill ; 22 cm.


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Dec 07, 2009

And entertaining and useful book for those with an affinity for modern english and its evolution. The only downsides are that this book is very U.S.-centric in its references, and that the author's occasional lamentations may make the younger reader feel a tad abused.


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