Informal English - Jeffrey Kacirk

Informal English

Informal English

3,53 49 5 Höfundur: Jeffrey Kacirk
Rafbók.
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:
Surface-coal: • cow dung, widely used for fuel in Texas


Bone-orchard: • in the Southwest slang for a cemetery


Chawswizzled: • "confounded" in Nebraskan idiom. "I'll be chawswizzled!"


Leather-ears: • to Cape Cod inhabitants, a person of slow comprehension


Puncture lady: • a southwestern expression for a woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at a dance and gossip rather than dance, often puncturing someone's reputation

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.
Tungumál: enska Flokkur: Tungumál Þýðandi:

Meiri upplýsingar um rafbókina

Útgefandi: Touchstone
Útgefið: 2005-10-05
ISBN: 9780743271950
Umsagnir

Hafðu alltaf góða bók við höndina - hlustaðu og lestu hvar og hvenær sem er

Lestu og hlustaðu á eins margar bækur og þú vilt! Vistaðu bækurnar á tækið fyrir ferðalögin, hlustaðu til skiptis á aðrar bækur, veldu sögur fyrir börnin þín og finndu næstu uppáhalds bókina þína. Með Storytel ertu ávallt með heilt bókasafn í vasanum.

Prófaðu frítt í 7 daga