American English Compendium by Marv Rubinstein PDF

By Marv Rubinstein

ISBN-10: 0884003167

ISBN-13: 9780884003168

A compendium of yankee proverbs, expressions, slang, colloquialisms; British-US word list; abbreviations and acronyms and different a number of odds and ends. ordinary via non-native audio system and translators.

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As time goes on, however, when the two words are seen together so frequently that one could consider them as “married,” the hyphen is relegated to the trash bin. This frequently happens with adjectives which are normally hyphenated when they both immediately precede a noun. A typical example would be a weekend trip, which for years was hyphenated and now usually appears as the single word weekend. Frequently, one of the words used in compounding becomes a common building block for many compound words.

Still, millions of African-Americans speak some form of Black English in their homes, though it varies considerably from one part of the country to another and between country dwellers and city folk. Whatever your opinion, it cannot be denied that the language of Black America has permeated the American Language in a big way. We have already discussed musical terms such as jazz, bop, bebop, rebop, and riff—all part of today’s spoken and written English. Blues and rock ‘n’ roll can be added to the list.

Or if referring to an idea or a situation, cool means OK, free of cant and acceptable to cool people. To rap does not mean to knock, but to carry on an informal chat with an exchange of ideas. More recently, it has become a fast-paced type of talking song, often filled with strong comments on our society. ” As noted, most youthspeak terms are evanescent, but some have remained with us as standard American English. In addition to cool and rap given above, it looks as if put-down, hassle, and uptight are here to stay.

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