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The Resource 101 American customs : understanding American language and culture through common practices, Harry Collis ; illustrated by Joe Kohl

101 American customs : understanding American language and culture through common practices, Harry Collis ; illustrated by Joe Kohl

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101 American customs : understanding American language and culture through common practices
Title
101 American customs
Title remainder
understanding American language and culture through common practices
Statement of responsibility
Harry Collis ; illustrated by Joe Kohl
Title variation
  • One hundred and one American English customs
  • One hundred one American English customs
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Intended for or non-native speakers of American English, this volume presents a humorous approach to understanding common American customs and the expressions related to them. Customs are explained, one to a page, with conversational examples and whimsical cartoons. Topics range from age-old traditions, such as shaking hands and bachelor parties, to more modern American practices such as coupon clipping, TV dinners, and tailgate parties. There are eight sections: special occasions, courtship and marriage, body language, enjoy, all in the family, let's have fun, red letter days, and the icons of America
Cataloging source
DLC
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Collis, Harry
Dewey number
306.44/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E169.Z83
  • E169.04
LC item number
  • C647 2000
  • .C647 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kohl, Joe
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  • United States
  • Language and culture
  • English language
  • English language
  • Language and culture
  • Manners and customs
  • United States
  • Estados Unidos
  • Lenguaje y cultura
  • Inglés
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101 American customs : understanding American language and culture through common practices, Harry Collis ; illustrated by Joe Kohl
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Instantiates
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[pt. 1:] Those special occasions. A visit from the stork -- Blue is for boys, pink is for girls -- Passing out cigars -- Baptism -- Singing happy birthday -- Birthday spankings -- The birthday cake and candles -- First communion -- Bar mitzvah -- The sweet sixteen party -- Hazing -- Caps and gowns at graduation -- The homecoming parade -- Going with a date to the prom -- The retirement watch -- Sending greeting cards -- [pt. 2:] Courtship and marriage. Marking X for kisses -- Spin the bottle -- Parking with a date -- Going Dutch -- The Sadie Hawkins dance -- Asking for a woman's hand -- Bridal showers -- Bachelor parties -- The bride's family paying for the wedding -- "You may kiss the bride" -- Throwing rice at newlyweds -- Cutting the wedding cake -- Anniversary gifts -- [pt. 3:] Body language. Shaking hands -- The "OK" sign -- Thumbs up-thumbs down -- The high five -- Crossing your fingers -- Crossing your heart -- Shrugging your shoulders -- Winking -- Sticking out your tongue -- A hand over the mouth when yawning -- Saying "bless you" when sneezing -- The man walks on the outside -- [pt. 4:] Enjoy! Giving thanks before a meal -- Keeping elbows off the table -- Cornflakes for breakfast -- Bacon and eggs -- Having salad before the entrée -- TV dinners -- Ketchup, the American flavor marker -- The backyard barbecue -- Potluck dinners -- Eating fish on Friday -- Drive-thru fast food -- Hot dogs at a baseball -- [pt. 5:] All in the family. Fall shopping sprees -- Kiss it and make it better -- Regular toothbrushing -- The tooth fairy -- Sibling rivalry -- The weekly allowance -- Bedtime stories -- An apple for the teacher -- Separate phone lines for teens -- Coupon clipping -- Garage sales -- Tupperware parties -- Spring cleaning -- Church collections -- [pt. 6:] Let's have fun! A game of bingo -- Square dancing -- Going to a rodeo -- Demolition derbies -- A visit to the amusement park or theme park -- Eating contests -- TGIF (thank goodness it's Friday) -- Tailgate parties -- Baseball, America's game -- Playing on little league teams -- Listening to one's favorite music -- Lighting matches at a rock concert -- [pt. 7:] Red letter days. Honoring Martin Luther King's birthday -- Celebrating Mardi gras -- Presidents' Day sales -- Wearing green on Saint Patrick's Day -- Sending flowers on Mother's Day -- Wearing a poppy for Memorial Day -- Independence Day parade -- "Trick or treat" on Halloween -- Voting on Election Day -- Gathering for Thanksgiving dinner -- Celebrating Kwanza -- [pt. 8:] The icons of America. Visiting the Statue of Liberty -- Taking in a Broadway show -- Stargazing in Hollywood -- Enjoying popcorn at the movies -- Ordering an ice-cream cone -- Chewing gum -- Having a coke -- The morning cup of coffee -- As American as apple pie -- Wearing blue jeans -- Reading personal advice columns
Control code
ocm41320038
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 124 pages
Isbn
9780844224077
Lccn
99029186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41320038
  • (OCoLC)41320038
Label
101 American customs : understanding American language and culture through common practices, Harry Collis ; illustrated by Joe Kohl
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[pt. 1:] Those special occasions. A visit from the stork -- Blue is for boys, pink is for girls -- Passing out cigars -- Baptism -- Singing happy birthday -- Birthday spankings -- The birthday cake and candles -- First communion -- Bar mitzvah -- The sweet sixteen party -- Hazing -- Caps and gowns at graduation -- The homecoming parade -- Going with a date to the prom -- The retirement watch -- Sending greeting cards -- [pt. 2:] Courtship and marriage. Marking X for kisses -- Spin the bottle -- Parking with a date -- Going Dutch -- The Sadie Hawkins dance -- Asking for a woman's hand -- Bridal showers -- Bachelor parties -- The bride's family paying for the wedding -- "You may kiss the bride" -- Throwing rice at newlyweds -- Cutting the wedding cake -- Anniversary gifts -- [pt. 3:] Body language. Shaking hands -- The "OK" sign -- Thumbs up-thumbs down -- The high five -- Crossing your fingers -- Crossing your heart -- Shrugging your shoulders -- Winking -- Sticking out your tongue -- A hand over the mouth when yawning -- Saying "bless you" when sneezing -- The man walks on the outside -- [pt. 4:] Enjoy! Giving thanks before a meal -- Keeping elbows off the table -- Cornflakes for breakfast -- Bacon and eggs -- Having salad before the entrée -- TV dinners -- Ketchup, the American flavor marker -- The backyard barbecue -- Potluck dinners -- Eating fish on Friday -- Drive-thru fast food -- Hot dogs at a baseball -- [pt. 5:] All in the family. Fall shopping sprees -- Kiss it and make it better -- Regular toothbrushing -- The tooth fairy -- Sibling rivalry -- The weekly allowance -- Bedtime stories -- An apple for the teacher -- Separate phone lines for teens -- Coupon clipping -- Garage sales -- Tupperware parties -- Spring cleaning -- Church collections -- [pt. 6:] Let's have fun! A game of bingo -- Square dancing -- Going to a rodeo -- Demolition derbies -- A visit to the amusement park or theme park -- Eating contests -- TGIF (thank goodness it's Friday) -- Tailgate parties -- Baseball, America's game -- Playing on little league teams -- Listening to one's favorite music -- Lighting matches at a rock concert -- [pt. 7:] Red letter days. Honoring Martin Luther King's birthday -- Celebrating Mardi gras -- Presidents' Day sales -- Wearing green on Saint Patrick's Day -- Sending flowers on Mother's Day -- Wearing a poppy for Memorial Day -- Independence Day parade -- "Trick or treat" on Halloween -- Voting on Election Day -- Gathering for Thanksgiving dinner -- Celebrating Kwanza -- [pt. 8:] The icons of America. Visiting the Statue of Liberty -- Taking in a Broadway show -- Stargazing in Hollywood -- Enjoying popcorn at the movies -- Ordering an ice-cream cone -- Chewing gum -- Having a coke -- The morning cup of coffee -- As American as apple pie -- Wearing blue jeans -- Reading personal advice columns
Control code
ocm41320038
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 124 pages
Isbn
9780844224077
Lccn
99029186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o41320038
  • (OCoLC)41320038

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