‘Wicked Good Words’ Book Review

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on November 28, 2011

Wicked Good Words
By Mim Harrison
Softcover, 189 pages ($12.95)

Take a breezy cultural road trip through American regionalisms-words and phrases from specific places that have become part of that region's unique dialect-in this lively, enlightening and witty look at what people say, where they say it and what they really mean. Among hundreds of other fascinating vernacular tidbits, you'll learn why Southerners run to escape a "frog strangler," what people in Wyoming are doing when they "piggle," and why a "four-way" in Ohio usually involves onions.

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