I love it when you talk retro : hoochie coochie, double whammy, drop a dime, and the forgotten origins of American speech (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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I love it when you talk retro : hoochie coochie, double whammy, drop a dime, and the forgotten origins of American speech

Author: Ralph Keyes
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses those "verbal fossils" that remain embedded in our national conversation long after the topic they refer to has galloped off into the sunset. Mrs. Robinson, Edsel, "Catch-22", Gangbusters, "Alphonse and Gaston", or "Where's the beef?" are just a few of the "retroterms" that can be found in this word-lover's store of trivia and obscure references.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Dictionaries
Terms and phrases
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Keyes
ISBN: 9780312340056 0312340052 9780312606404 0312606400
OCLC Number: 234260096
Description: viii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Talking retro --
Story lines --
The name's familiar --
Fighting words --
Stump speech --
From Levittown to Jonestown --
Law and order --
Good sports --
Getting around --
Yes, Virginia, there is a casting couch --
Movie metaphors --
Home & hearth --
Sizzling widgets --
On the job --
Over the wires and In the groove --
Kid stuff --
Stay tuned! --
Seen in the funny papers --
Between covers --
Retro U --
Miscellany --
The future of retrotalk.
Responsibility: Ralph Keyes.
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Discusses those "verbal fossils" that remain embedded in our national conversation long after the topic they refer to has galloped off into the sunset. Mrs. Robinson, Edsel, "Catch-22", Gangbusters, "Alphonse and Gaston", or "Where's the beef?" are just a few of the "retroterms" that can be found in this word-lover's store of trivia and obscure references.

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