Family Words: A Dictionary of the Secret Language of Families

Family Words: A Dictionary of the Secret Language of Families

by Paul Dickson
     
 

Providing a vast collection of words developed in households across the country and through the decades, this creative reference book defines crafty words created within specific families. These words carry significant meaning within the originating family unit but are meaningless to those outside. For example,

Overview

Providing a vast collection of words developed in households across the country and through the decades, this creative reference book defines crafty words created within specific families. These words carry significant meaning within the originating family unit but are meaningless to those outside. For example, a "gluebottom" is the name for the guest who would not leave and "ootocks" became the expression for shoes and socks when a child was unable to pronounce the words individually. This dictionary includes the stories and interpretation necessary for all readers to appreciate these amusing and useful words and phrases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933338170
Publisher:
Marion Street Press, LLC
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
How America Speaks Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Dickson is the author of more than 45 books, including The Hidden Language of Baseball, Labels for Locals, and Slang. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.

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