God Bless America

God Bless America

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The Queena€™s English has no place across the pond, where a long history of defiance, creativity, and originality has made its way into the everyday vocabulary of Americans coast-to-coast. God Bless America is an informative and entertaining guide to the meaning and history beneath our uniquely American words and phrases. Robert Hendrickson makes it clear that whether youa€™re ordering a€œfried chickena€ or heading out to see a a€œmovie, a€ you are celebrating contributions to the English language made by Americans, both famous and forgotten. With extensive research and a passion for language, Hendrickson furthers our understanding of the familiar and introduces us to the more obscure artifacts of American speech. God Bless America provides the definitions and background for many uniquely American phrases and terms, such as: a€c Bald eagle a€c Boston baked beans a€c Five-and-ten a€c Give a€™em hell a€c Lazy Susan a€c Shoa€™ nuff a€c Yankee Doodle a€c And more! A dictionary packed full of historical accounts, etymological peculiarities, and imaginative spirit, God Bless America represents not only the American language but also the American people. This book provides an undeniable resource for travelers, patriots, and Anglophiles from all walks of life.So when Washington Irving burlesqued a pompous guidebook of the day with his A History of New York from the Beginning of the ... stodgyDutch burghers than thisthinly veiled aliasfor the wellknownDutch a€œprince, a€although the first greatbook ofcomic literature written ... The trouserstyle isnolonger wornby schoolboys butwas revived some timeago as a fashionfor women. ... Whileserving asamember of theIntercollegiate Football Rules Committee for 48years, Walter Chauncey Campanbsp;...

Title:God Bless America
Author: Robert Hendrickson
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2013-12-13

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