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Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date March 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780380713813
ISBN-10 0380713810
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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Summary
A history of the American English language consists of entertaining anecdotes that reveal the bizarre and often humorous origins of such familiar words as 'Hollywood' and 'macaroni.' Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Bill Bryson, bestselling author of The Mother Tongue, now celebrates its magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood . . . and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his befeathered cap "Macaroni."



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Hardcover
from William Morrow & Co (February 1, 1995)
9780688103125 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $23.00
About: Offers a look at the origins of American English, including why strippers' apparel is called a G-string and what--or who--is the real McCoy
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Harpercollins (March 1, 1996)
9780380713813 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.99
About: A history of the American English language consists of entertaining anecdotes that reveal the bizarre and often humorous origins of such familiar words as 'Hollywood' and 'macaroni.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (May 30, 2005)
9780060730291 | details & prices | List price $34.95
About: Traces America's history through the language of the time and discusses words culled from everyday activities in a discussion of American English.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 1996)
9781417671502 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $25.80
About: Bill Bryson turns away from the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture.

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