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Hockey Talk: The Language of the Game: The Complete Hockey Dictionary
     

Hockey Talk: The Language of the Game: The Complete Hockey Dictionary

by Andrew Podnieks
 

Hockey Talk is neither an almanac nor an encyclopedia, but a place where the language of the game is defined and celebrated. Expert Andrew Podnieks captures the unique flavor of hockey through the words that characterize it. Familiar English words take on unusual and often comical meaning when applied to hockey, as this exhaustive work shows. For instance, a

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Hockey Talk is neither an almanac nor an encyclopedia, but a place where the language of the game is defined and celebrated. Expert Andrew Podnieks captures the unique flavor of hockey through the words that characterize it. Familiar English words take on unusual and often comical meaning when applied to hockey, as this exhaustive work shows. For instance, a puck is a "cowpie,” while "wall rats” are those unfortunate fans in the SRO section of the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. This is a must-read for both hockey lovers and language mavens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551683096
Publisher:
Key Porter Books
Publication date:
11/05/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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