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Labels for Locals: What to Call People from Abilene to Zimbabwe
Paul Dickson (au). Travel the world of names & discover the fascinating lore & history behind the terms used for people form selected locales, regions, & countries. Take a light-hearted look at unusual geographical monikers, or take a more serious look at how to use names accurately when you travel. This delightful book is organized as a simple dictionary. Most entries are for the name of a place. Generally this kind of entry is followed by its demonym. Thus, a resident of Dallas is called a Dallasite. A few large essay-style entries merit special mention here as detailed case studies that explore the dynamics of geographic nouns of person & geographic adjectives. Illustrated.
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