Over-the-Hillisms: What They Say and What They Really Mean

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2004 - Humor - 112 pages
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Move over Mr. Webster. Cathy Hamilton is now helping readers discover what the message is. Following in the vein of her best-selling Momisms, Dadisms, and Kidisms, the author delivers Over-the-Hillisms: What They Say and What They Really Mean. No legitimate dictionary of American age-related remarks and comments could be funnier.Perfect material for everyone from forty-somethings on up, Over-the-Hillisms is full of those telling sayings that reveal they've finally gone over to the old side. Oldsters may not be history, but they've certainly got one, and that fact slips out in just about every comment and observation they make. They say, "They don't make 'em like that anymore," "When I was a kid . . . ," or "Do they have an early bird special?" but Cathy knows-and shows-what they really mean. Consider "What is she wearing?" "This ism is typically used to comment on the more radical fashions of the day," Hamilton writes, "including sheer tops, low-low rise jeans, and extreme body piercings. Many seniors conveniently forget this same ism was used by their elders."Over-the-Hillisms captures quips on topics from reading glasses and VCRs to the younger generation and thriftiness, and spins them into right-on tongue-in-cheek truth.

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Cathy Hamilton created the oh-so-clever Boyfriend-in-a-Box, which earned her 15 minutes of fame and appearances on the Today show and To Tell the Truth. Her 15 minutes have recently been extended, as Boyfriend-in-a-Box is now slated to come out as a movie in the near future. A marketing manager for a midwestern media conglomerate, Cathy spends her spare time writing humor, keepsake, and advice books such as Momisms, Dadisms, Kidisms, The Girlfriend's Bible, and Dieting and Other Weighty Issues. The forty-something mother of two also hosts and coproduces a local home and garden TV show, while awaiting her "Martha" break into the big time.

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