Yankee Talk: A Dictionary of New England Expressionsby Robert Hendrickson
A host of colorful, sometimes outlandish expressions, anecdotes, pronunciations, idioms, and catchwords of New England have been collected in one entertaining guide. Yankee Talk examines the expressions of seafarers, Native Americans, legislators, hunters, and poets. There are thousands of wards and phrases, both historical and contemporary, excerpted from literature, legend, newspapers, and works on New England. Each expression is expertly defined and explored with emphasis on pronunciation, usage, historical and literary references, variations, etymology, and locale of use.
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