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I Love It When You Talk Retro
I Love It When You Talk Retro Ralph Keyes 0312606400 9780312606404 Todays eighteen-year-olds may not know who Mrs. Robinson is, the size of a breadbox, or whygoing postalrefers to a major uproar. Such retroterms are words or phrases whose origin lies
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I Love It When You Talk Retro by Ralph Keyes

Todays eighteen-year-olds may not know who Mrs. Robinson is, the size of a breadbox, or whygoing postalrefers to a major uproar. Such retroterms are words or phrases whose origin lies in our past.I Love It When You Talk Retrodiscusses these verbal fossils that linger in our national conversation long after the topic they refer to has galloped into the sunset. That could be a person (Charles Ponzi), product (Edsel), radio show (Gang Busters), or ad slogan (Cha-ching!). How many realize thatcootieswas World War I slang for lice, or thatdoofuscame from the comic stripPopeye?Ralph Keyes takes us on an illuminating and engaging tour through what he callsretrotalk. This journey along the highways of history and byways of cultureis an invaluable handbook for anyone whos ever wondered about an obscure word or phrase, I wonder where that came from? Ralph Keyess book answers that question.nbsp; Repeatedly. And is a lot of fun to read.nbsp

Author: Ralph Keyes

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: St. Martins Griffin

Publication Date: 2010-02-02

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ISBN: 0312606400


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