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Labels for Locals: What to Call People from Abilene to Zimbabwe Paperback – August 15, 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Revised edition (August 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006088164X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060881641
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,852,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Teresa Eyler on November 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
Ever since I traveled extensively around the US a few years back and heard the term "Michigander," I can't help but wonder what locals are called in every place I travel. Some labels are easy to figure out (New Yorker), some I just know because I've lived there all my life (Seattleite), but when I come across a place like Massachusetts, where adding an "er" or an "an" just makes it a mouthful, what am I supposed to do? Now I know: read this book! Dickson has gathered "labels for locals" from places all around the world, and every since I ordered the book I've been searching through the pages eager to see if the next city or country I come up with is there and what the locals are called. It's not always necessary to visit a country and immediately know what the locals are called, but it's certainly interesting to know. Dickson also gives the history of many of the labels, interesting tidbits as well.

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!
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By Sam D on September 23, 2015
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