QA Compact: Quick Access - The Impact of Words (Ch. 20)


For learning: English

Base language: English


Rating 5.0 (1 WK096)
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WK019 1101
Created Dec 04, 2008
Level , Advanced
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Evolving over centuries into a rich language, American English is the variation of English spoken in the United States. It demonstrates that many cultures have created the US “melting pot” society. Food names, for example, reflect that Africans brought the words “okra,” “gumbo,” and “goober” (peanut); Spanish and Latin American peoples contributed “tortilla,” “taco,” “burrito,” and “enchilada.” Greek speakers gave us “pita,” Cantonese speakers “chow,” and Japanese speakers “sushi.”

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