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Americanisms: The Illustrated Book of Words Made in the U.S.A.

Sasquatch Books (Jun 2003)
Paperback – 192 pages
ISBN: 1570613850 / 9781570613852
Since the first settlement at Jamestown, Americans have been busy inventing new words and phrases for the English language. Some of them, like "beauty parlor," are prosaic, while others, like "quickie," hint at the scandalous. This book salutes a wide range of these "Americanisms," with 125 examp...
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