I Love It When You Talk Retro
Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop A Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American SpeechBook - 2009
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.
Branch Call Number: 422 KEY
Characteristics: viii, 310 p. : ill ; 22 cm.