Speaking American: How Y'all, Youse, and You Guys Talk

Speaking American: How Y'all, Youse, and You Guys Talk

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Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can reveal where you grew up? When Josh Katz released his interactive dialect quiz in the New York Times in 2013, it became the most viewed page in the paper's history. Now a graphics editor, Katz harnessed the overwhelming response to that quiz to create Speaking American, an extraordinary and beautiful tour through the American vernacular.

How do you pronounce pecan? What do you call a long sandwich with varieties of meats and cheeses? Do you cut the grass or mow the lawn?

The answers to these questions--and the distinctions they reveal about who says what and where they say it--are not just the ultimate in cocktail party fodder; they are also windows into the history of our nation, our regions, and our language. On page after page, readers will be fascinated and charmed by these stunning maps of how Americans speak as they gain new insights into our language and ourselves.

ISBN: 9780358359937

Published Date: September 1, 2020

Publisher: Mariner Books

Language: English

Page Count: 203

Size: 10.04" l x 9.57" w x 0.52" h