Made In America: An Informal History of American English - Bryson (Paperback)
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Made In America: An Informal History of American English - Bryson (Paperback)

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Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 01/04/1998
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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. In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the G-string, the original $64,000 question and Dr Kellogg of cornflakes fame. Buy this book at once and have a nice day!

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552998055
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 437 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 31 mm

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“Small and sweet”

This is a collection of short essays on various things that irk and/or interest Mr Bryson. Very good for bedtime reading as you can dip in to the book, its another gem from the master of humour and intellect. Cannot... More

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