By Leila White
The English version of the preferred grammar booklet. The book
concentrates on features of the language which could cause
foreigners difficulty, specially conjugation. There are plenty
of examples and structural diagrams that make it more straightforward to
understand and take into accout issues. as a result of its transparent structure,
the publication is additionally an effective way of dealing with basic
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Museum of the City of New York) 33 Manhattan in the Mirror of Slang 34 When fallen Maggie came home from the streets to face her family, "women came into the hallways" and the neighbors' "children ventured into the room and ogled her as if they formed the front row at a theatre. . "7 Common knowledge about private lives was great among neighbors. The preeminent sign of intensely interactive tenement life was the familiar clotheslines for the family's wash—strung on pulleys over the backyards of tenements, from a back window to either a mast or the opposite building.
The Street also is a nickname for sections of New York with a concentration of certain high-flying professions or trades, especially of entertainment, advertising, or finance, which can be jungle-like. Those several Manhattan street names that became metonyms for their most important businesses— Wall Street, Madison Avenue, Broadway, 52nd Street—have been called The Street by insiders. Madison Avenue was sometimes called The Street or The Avenue by its workers; the Broadway theater district was called The Street in its glamour days early in this century.
These locutions spread rapidly and began to be noticed, recorded, and deemed something of a social problem. American scholars at this time were also trying to standardize spelling and grammar and to establish usages they considered proper and correct from their elite perspectives. The more brazen forms of popular speech were their bugbears. The attempt to codify formal speech and thus to express middle-class solidarity drew popular speech into critical relief. Criminal cant, from which much slang derived, seemed even more threatening to the social order.
A Grammar Book of Finnish by Leila White