By David K. Barnhart

ISBN-10: 0395860202

ISBN-13: 9780395860205

The USA in such a lot of phrases offers a special and interesting old view of this country's language. It chronicles, yr by way of yr, the contributions we have now made to the vocabulary of English and the phrases we've got embraced because the country has developed. From canoe (1555), and corn (1608), to beginner (1993), and Ebonics (1997), a favourite be aware for almost each year within the heritage of our country is analyzed and mentioned in its old context. the result's an attractive survey of yankee linguistic tradition in the course of the centuries. The authors - either lifelong scholars of yank English - carry a superb intensity of figuring out to the phrases that experience made the state and the language what they're this present day.

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This combination of dried meat, melted animal fat, and cranberries was a nutritious food with a long shelf life.  Later our menu expanded to include pumpkin pudding (1805), pumpkin bread (1819), pumpkin soup (1884), and pumpkin butter (1893).  The barber supposedly put a pumpkin shell over the head of a New England colonist and cut along the shell's edges to trim the hair into the proper Puritan shape.  And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

Some images in the original hard copy book are not available for inclusion in the netLibrary eBook.  Eventually there were bluffs throughout English­speaking North America, sometimes even when there was no river.  For that matter, the word poker first entered the English language in the United States, borrowed from the French as long ago as 1834.  Unlike the other two, there was nothing romantic about the scow, a large flatbottom riverboat, but in the days before good roads it did America's heavy hauling.

Following Indian examples, the English colonists soon learned to use similar materials to make what they called English wigwams (1631), arched but long with flat ends and often with a stone fireplace and chimney at one end.  Thanks to that circumstance, Abraham Lincoln could have advertised his humble origins by saying, not only was he born in a LOG CABIN (1770), he was nominated in a Wigwam. Some images in the original hard copy book are not available for inclusion in the netLibrary eBook. " Adapted to the colonists' tastes, hominy remained a staple in the South for centuries to come, where it is now better known as hominy grits or just plain grits.

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