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Title:
101 American customs : understanding American language and culture through common practices
Author:
Collis, Harry.
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Publication Information:
Lincolnwood, Ill. : Passport Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
ix, 124 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/mh023/99029186.html
ISBN:
9780844224077
Format :
Book

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Central Library E169.04 .C647 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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What is sold at garage sales? Why does no one get wet at a bridal shower? For non-native speakers, here's 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--coupon clipping, TV dinners, and tailgate parties.


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