The American Language

The American Language

by H. L. Mencken

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Overview

This groundbreaking study clarifies the differences between British and American English and defines the distinguishing characteristics of American English. Cigar-chomping newspaperman H. L. Mencken succeeds not only in providing a lucid description of the American language but also in making his readers laugh, wince, and nod in agreement. It's a readable and fascinating study on why you say "tomayto" and I say "tomahto." A must read for anyone who loves words.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605206233
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 08/28/2009
Edition description: REV and Enlarge
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 366,540
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

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