Made in America

An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

Ranked #6 in Etymology, Ranked #17 in Languagesee more rankings.

In Made in America, Bill Bryson de-mythologizes his native land, explaining how a dusty hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood; how the Wild West wasn't won; why Americans say "lootenant" and "Toosday"; and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his feathered cap "Macaroni." less

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