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    Haugenbok.no Fagbøker Estetiske fag Made in America

    Made in America

    Made in America

    Made in America (an informal history of American English)

    Forfatter Black Swan

    (Bruce McCall - Illustratør)

    Black Swan

    Levering 2-6 dager

    129,-

    ISBN:

    9781784161866

    Forlag:

    Black Swan

    Trykkeår:

    2016

    Utgitt:

    2016

    Utgave:

    1

    Vekt:

    420 gr

    Alder:

    Voksen

    Made in America
    Black Swan
    9781784161866

    Forlagets omtale:

    "Funny, wise, learned and compulsive." (GQ). Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Notes from a Big Country, for a fast, exhilarating ride along LES MER the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America, Bryson tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how they were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the words G-string, blockbuster, poker and snafu. "A tremendously sassy work, full of zip, pizzazz and all those other great American qualities." (Will Self, Independent on Sunday). LES MINDRE Forlagets omtale "Funny, wise, learned and compulsive." (GQ). Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Notes from a Big Country, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America, Bryson tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how they were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the words G-string, blockbuster, poker and snafu. "A tremendously sassy work, full of zip, pizzazz and all those other great American qualities." (Will Self, Independent on Sunday).

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