|Gleaned from antiquated dictionaries,
dialect glossaries, studies of folklore, nautical lexicons, historical
writings, letters, novels, and miscellaneous sources, Informal
offers a captivating treasure trove of linguistic oddities that will
only entertain but also shed light on America's colloquial past.
Whether the entries are unexpected
twists on familiar-sounding expressions or based on curious old
this wide-ranging assortment of vernacular Americanisms will amaze and
amuse even the most hard-boiled curmudgeon.
Puncture Ladies, Egg
Harbors, Mississippi Marbles, and Other Curious Words and Phrases of
by Jeffrey Kacirk