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made in america - An Informal History of the English Language in the United States - cover

made in america - An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

Bill Bryson

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

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Bill Bryson, bestselling author of The Mother Tongue, now celebrates its magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood . . . and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his befeathered cap "Macaroni."

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