Made in America
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!
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Review: Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United StatesUser Review - Erik M - Goodreads
Goodness! It looks like it took me quite a bit longer to read this than it actually did. Truth be told, I set it aside for other stuff and picked it up in early July...but it still took nearly a month ... Read full review
Review: Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United StatesUser Review - Janet - Goodreads
It took me awhile to read this book because there was just so much information to process. I think the subtitle is a bit misleading. It should be something such as "An Informal History of the United ... Read full review