Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers

Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers

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Lists the meanings and backgrounds of thousands of twentieth-century catch phrases, slang terms, and buzzwords, many of which have fallen out of use, in a volume complemented by historical and sociological essays.The pet rock inspiration came to Gary Dahl, a California ad man, in 1975. He packaged a smooth, gray pebble from Rosarita Beach, Mexico, in a box shaped like a pet carrying case. He threw in a Pet Rock Training Manual, offering advice onanbsp;...

Title:Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers
Author:Rosemarie Ostler
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2005-09-29


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