From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generations

From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generations

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From baby boomers with groovy and yuppie, to Generation X with whatever and like, each generation inevitably comes to use certain words that are particular to its unique time in history. Those words not only tell us a great deal about the people in those generations, but highlight their differences with other generations. In this entertaining compilation, Allan Metcalf, author of OK: The Improbable Story of Americas Greatest Word, shows that each generation--those born within the same roughly 20-year time period--can be identified and characterized by its key words. Metcalf tells the story of the history and usage of these words, starting with the American Revolution and ending with the post-Millennial Homeland generation. With special attention to the differences in vocabulary among todays generations--the sometimes awkward Millennials, the grunge music of Generation X, hippies among the Boomers, and bobbysoxers among the Silents--From Skeddadle to Selfie compiles dozens of words we thought we knew, and tells the unheard stories of each and how they accompanied its generation through its time.... in a 2011 review: With a starting list price at a little under $16, 000, the iQ continues Sciona#39;s reputation for making inexpensive, funky-looking cars for young urbanites. Hipsters need music, so the iQ comes standard with a 160-watt, four-speaker Pioneer audio system with an AM/FM radio, CD player, a USB port, HD radio and a built-in hands-free phone connection with streaming audio capability.

Title:From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generations
Author:Allan Metcalf
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2015-10-01


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