Labels For Locals
This book is not only fascinating and entertaining it is useful because in our globally interconnected age, misnaming where someone is from or the cultural group to which they belong often constitutes more than a harmless social gaffe. Labels for Locals provides guidance on the preferred, and sometimes disdained, names for selected locales, cities, regions, countries, and ethnic groups worldwide.
Mardy Grothe, author of Viva la Repartee and Oxymoronica said "Filled with tantalizing trivia and fascinating facts, this book will be savored by word lovers eveywhere".
Grant Barrett, project editor, Historical Dictionary of American Slang,Oxford University Press said "Dickson's done it again with another book that no classroom or newsroom should be without".