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added Allen Walker Read Ameri American English American Language American origin American Speech American words Anon appeared Atlantic Monthly attitudes authority Bartlett's Dictionary Bartlett's second edition Boston British called canisms cant chapter collection of Americanisms Collection of Words colloquial common correct criticism definition dialect diction Dictionary of Americanisms discussion Dunglison Elwyn England English Language English words etymology example fact Glossary Grose H. L. Mencken humor important included Indian interest John Pickering John Russell Bartlett kind language in America large number letters lexicographer linguistic Literary Lowell material Mathews Maxmilian Schele Nation nineteenth century Noah Webster North American Review Notes peculiarities Philology popular preface provincial published purist quotations quoted reaction reason remarks Richard Grant Richard Grant White Schele de Vere seems slang sources Southern Literary Messenger standard usage Vere's vulgar White Witherspoon words and phrases writers York