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Labels for Locals What to Call People from Abilene to Zimbabwe

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ISBN-10: 006088164X

ISBN-13: 9780060881641

Edition: 2006

Authors: Paul Dickson

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Travel the world of names and discover the fascinating lore and history behind the terms used for people from selected locales, regions, and countries. Take a light-hearted look at unusual geographical monikers, or take a more serious look at how to use names accurately when you travel. It's fun and functional too! Dijon, France--Dijonese.Kankakee, Ilinois--Kankakeean.Nooyawker--Traditional nickname for a resident of New York.Yorkshire, England--Yorkshireman or Yorkshirewoman. The slang term is Yorkie. A Yorkist is one who belonged to or supported the English royal House of York against the Lancastrians in the "War of the Roses."
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Introduction
How to Use This Book
Labels for Locals
Bibliography
Special Thanks
Naming Names: An Acknowledgment