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Labels for Locals: What to Call People from Abilene to Zimbabwe Paperback – August 15, 2006
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“Labels for Locals is loaded with surprising, entertaining, and useful tidbits.” (Barbara Wallraff, author of Word Fugitives and Word Court)
“Dickson’s done it again with another book that no classroom or newsroom should be without.” (Grant Barrett, Project Editor Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Oxford University Press)
About the Author
Paul Dickson has written eight bat and ball books (one on softball, seven on baseball) and is working on the third edition of his Dickson Baseball Dictionary, as well as a new work, The Unwritten Rules of Baseball. He also writes narrative 20th century American history and compiles word books. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland, with his wife, Nancy.
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The book is easy to peruse and find what you're looking for, and there's an informative introduction by Dickson about some of the obstacles in history of finding names of locals.
I definitely recommend this book!