Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

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Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Avon Books
Copyright: 1996
Pages: 417
Cover Price: $ 14.99

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In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land, explaining how a dusty hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up, as well as exposing the true origins of the G-string, the original $64,000 question, and Dr Kellogg of cornflakes fame

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The Hollywood district of Los Angeles played such an important role in the development of motion pictures that its name became synonymous with the industry.