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Words from the White House

Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America's Presidents

Words from the White House( )
Author: Dickson, Paul
Achilles, Gretchen
ISBN:978-0-8027-4380-0
Publication Date:Feb 2013
Publisher:Walker & Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $19.99
Book Description:

The founding fathers (a term created by Warren G. Harding for his "front porch campaign" of 1920) felt that coining words and creating new uses for old ones was part of their role in creating a new American culture and language, distinct from the proscriptive King's English. Noah Webster called the creation of such Americanisms "acts of defiance," along with such radical ideas as universal literacy and public libraries. Ever since, American presidents have enriched our vocabulary...
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