Book review: ‘The Story of Ain’t’

Published in December 2012 by Hillsdale Collegian.

In just 308 pages, Humanities editor David Skinner’s The Story of Ain’t actually addresses everything listed in its ambitious subtitle: “America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever.”

Words like hot dog, pinup, and A-bomb reflected a shift in the national character and a legitimization of common American English.

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Book review: ‘The Story of Ain’t’

In just 308 pages, Humanities editor David Skinner’s The Story of Ain’t actually addresses everything listed in its ambitious subtitle: “America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever.”

"This is Football"

This was my first experience at a “real” football game, and I was overwhelmed to be part of a crowd larger than the entire population of Aruba.

Rub Some Dirt on It

Alas, those days are long gone, and not just for those of us who gave up grubbing in the lawn for stilettos and desk jobs, but for thousands of American children effectively under house arrest.