The dictionary of american regional english repository of the most delicious dialect sources and the most colorful evidence of the americanization of the english language has now covered letters p to skthis is the penultimate one more to go . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for dictionary of american regional english volume iv p sk at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Every page in this new volume of the dictionary of american regional english makes it wonderfully clear that regional expressions still flourish throughout the united states depending on where you live your conversation may include such beguiling terms as paddybass north carolina pinkwink cape cod or scallyhoot west if youre invited to a potluck dinner in indiana youre . This volume is the second last of a projected five for the magnificent dare the preceding volumes have also been reviewed in the canadian journal of linguistics by the present writer pratt 1986 1994 1998 to take a fresh look at this dictionarys continuing strengths and minor weaknesses i concentrate this time on a single illustrative entry skid road chosen for its well known canadian . The dictionary of american regional english dare is a record of american english as spoken in the united states from its beginnings to the presentit differs from other dictionaries in that it does not document the standard language used throughout the country instead it contains regional and folk speech those words phrases and pronunciations that vary from one part of the country to
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