Publisher description for Informal English : puncture ladies, egg harbors, Mississippi marbles, and other curious words and phrases of North America / Jeffrey Kacirk.


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Gleaned from antiquated dictionaries, dialect glossaries, studies of folklore, nautical lexicons, historical writings, letters, novels, and miscellaneous sources, Informal English offers a captivating treasure trove of linguistic oddities that will not only entertain but also shed light on America's colloquial past. Among the gems are:

Whether the entries are unexpected twists on familiar-sounding expressions or based on curious old customs, this wide-ranging assortment of vernacular Americanisms will amaze and amuse even the most hard-boiled curmudgeon.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Americanisms -- Dictionaries.
English language -- United States -- Terms and phrases -- Dictionaries.
English language -- Canada -- Terms and phrases -- Dictionaries.
English language -- United States -- Idioms -- Dictionaries.
English language -- United States -- Slang -- Dictionaries.
English language -- Canada -- Idioms -- Dictionaries.
English language -- Canada -- Slang -- Dictionaries.
Canadianisms -- Dictionaries.