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Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers: A Decade-By-Decade Guide to the Vanishing Vocabulary of the 20th Century

[PDF] Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers: A Decade-By-Decade Guide to the Vanishing Vocabulary of the 20th Century | by ✓ Rosemarie Ostler - Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers: A Decade-By-Decade Guide to the Vanishing Vocabulary of the 20th Century, Dewdroppers Waldos and Slackers A Decade By Decade Guide to the Vanishing Vocabulary of the th Century Every era of the twentieth century from the Roaring Twenties to the Me Decade brought its own fads and trends and the language to go with them fresh youth slang up to the minute buzzwords and colorf

  • Title: Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers: A Decade-By-Decade Guide to the Vanishing Vocabulary of the 20th Century
  • Author: Rosemarie Ostler
  • ISBN: 9780195182545
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback

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Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers: A Decade-By-Decade Guide to the Vanishing Vocabulary of the 20th Century

About "Rosemarie Ostler"

  1. Rosemarie Ostler

    Rosemarie Ostler, a linguist and former librarian, writes books and articles about language, especially American slang, grammar, and linguistic history She loves exploring the rich history of American language use Rosemarie s articles have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Whole Earth, Christian Science Monitor, Verbatim, Entrepreneur, and History News Network, among other places She has also written about research and writing style for The Writer and Writer s Digest.Rosemarie lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband Jeff and two cats named Calvin and Pete.

230 Comments

  1. The first half of this book was fascinating, filling in some gaps in my knowledge and enlightening me with plenty of I didn t know that s where it came from insight into different sayings Cake walk was a little horrifying, while flick flicker was a fun reference to see.But somehow around the 1960s the book sort of lost steam The explanations seemed to assume a bit cultural knowledge, and were not nearly as revealing or deep Just because I may have lived through some of these decades doesn t mea [...]


  2. This book married my three academic loves of language, history, and popular culture It s of a reference book, but it got me brainstorming a slew of new ideas for writing projects I loved it


  3. Each decade is covered in a general historical overview, with the slang words bolded Then topics of interest to the decade are discussed, with the pertinent slang explained For example, in the first chapter actually covering 2 decades 1900 1919 automobiles and motion pictures are two of the topics that spawned a large number of slang terms Sidebars present additional historical information, and occasional pictures spice up the text.I found this book very similar to Flappers 2 Rappers American Yo [...]


  4. Good book on language and popular culture of the 20th century Organized by decade, there s an introductory essay for each chapter and then word or phrase lists organized by topic The only problem is that there s so much here that it s hard to hold onto what I ve read It was especially interesting to read the sections on decades I ve lived through and see all the things I knew about and those I missed.


  5. A decade by decade guide to the vanishing vocabulary of the 20th century.I m a sucker for this kind of book to begin with, but Rosemarie Ostler does a fine job with this one Organized by decade, it s fun to dip into Or to read straight through, which is what I did.


  6. This was so much fun to read If only my high school history textbooks had been in this format lists of words and expressions representative of the culture and sub cultures of a given time in mostly the U.S.


  7. a microcosm of the evolution of language each decade has hundreds of unique phrases and slang some of them are with us today, some died out i can t wait for the sequel to catalogue the next 50 years


  8. Decade b decade information about slang, popular culture and events of the 20th century Notable lists of words, phrases, etc which have seeped into common usage.




  9. This was not a read every page book but a jump around and remember and then to read and realize where words and phrases we use and hear daily have come from in our lives


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