Publisher's description for 101 American customs : understanding American language and culture through common practices / Harry Collis ; illustrated by Joe Kohl.


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What is sold at garage sales? Why does no one get wet at a bridal shower? For non-native speakers, here's a humorous approach to understanding common American customs and the expressions related to them. Customs are explained, one to a page, with conversational examples and whimsical cartoons. Topics range from age-old traditions, such as shaking hands and bachelor parties, to more modern American practices--coupon clipping, TV dinners, and tailgate parties.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States Social life and customs 1971-Language and culture United States, English language Study and teaching Foreign speakers