Listening to America: An Illustrated History of Words and Phrases from Our Lively and Splendid Past
Simon and Schuster, 1982 - 591 páginas
An illustrated survey of the origins, evolutions, and meanings of thousands of phrases, and expressions unique to American English adds up to an entertaining, reliable history of modern American idioms and speech.
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