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|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2005-09-29|