Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Avon Books
Release Date: October 23, 2001
In Made in America, Bill Bryson de-mythologizes his native land, explaining how a dusty hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood; how the Wild West wasn't won; why Americans say "lootenant" and "Toosday"; and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his feathered cap "Macaroni."