Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers: A Decade-By-Decade Guide to the Vanishing Vocabulary of the 20th Century
I found this book very similar to Flappers 2 Rappers: Amer ...more
I'm a sucker for this kind of book to begin with, but Rosemarie Ostler does a fine job with this one. Organized by decade, it's fun to dip into. Or to read straight through, which is what I did.
Rosemarie Ostler, a linguist and former librarian, writes books and articles about language, especially American slang, grammar, and linguistic history. She loves exploring the rich history of American language use.
Rosemarie's articles have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Whole Earth, Christian Science Monitor, Verbatim, Entrepreneur.com, and History News Network, among other places. She...more