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The Secret History of Carnival Talk
Part memoir, part cultural history, part linguistic exploration, The Secret History of Carnival Talk traces the evolution of this curious manner of speech from its origins on the midway to its use by wrestlers, rappers and children at play. The text is accompanied by 30 fascinating photographs of a Depression-era travelling carnival, taken by the author's grandfather.
Paperback, 50 pages
Published April 2nd 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Lovely little book about carnival talk, a language code used among carnival workers. It's not a long book but it's a fascinating snapshot of history that includes the author's grandparents' photos from their time spent in a Depression-era travelling carnival.