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American Tongues
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directed by Andrew Kolker, fl. 1985 and Louis Alvarez, fl. 1985; produced by Andrew Kolker, fl. 1985 and Louis Alvarez, fl. 1985, Center for New American Media (New York, NY: Center for New American Media, 1987), 56 mins
This Peabody Award-winning look at American accents and their social implications is both a proven crowd-pleaser and a unique window on the way we judge people by the way they talk. American Tongues goes to the streets and the countryside to listen to American English in all its diversity and color.
directed by Andrew Kolker, fl. 1985 and Louis Alvarez, fl. 1985; produced by Andrew Kolker, fl. 1985 and Louis Alvarez, fl. 1985, Center for New American Media (New York, NY: Center for New American Media, 1987), 56 mins
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America's Secret Slang, Cut to the Chase
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directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Vincent Lopez, fl. 1995-2017 and Ryan T. Hurst, fl. 2003-2017, Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2014), 43 mins

America's Secret Slang proves that we speak history every day as it documents the stories behind our unique American version of English, from words like "southpaw" to phrases like "bet your bottom dollar".

In this episode we look at how entertainment from circuses and vaudeville to plays and movies, influenced the...

directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Vincent Lopez, fl. 1995-2017 and Ryan T. Hurst, fl. 2003-2017, Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2014), 43 mins
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America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 1, Guns, Booze, and Politics
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directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953- and Douglas J. Cohen, fl. 1998-2017; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 1 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2012), 22 mins

America's Secret Slang proves that we speak history every day as it documents the stories behind our unique American version of English, from words like "southpaw" to phrases like "bet your bottom dollar".

Politics is full of odd phrases like "pork barrel projects", "slush funds", and "lame ducks" -- all of which...

directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953- and Douglas J. Cohen, fl. 1998-2017; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 1 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2012), 22 mins
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America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 2, Them's Fighting Words
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directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 2 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2012), 22 mins

America's Secret Slang proves that we speak history every day as it documents the stories behind our unique American version of English, from words like "southpaw" to phrases like "bet your bottom dollar".

Have you ever wondered why someone who can't get it together is called a "basket case"? Or where the term "Ya...

directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 2 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2012), 22 mins
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America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 3, Y'all Speak Country
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directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 3 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2012), 22 mins

America's Secret Slang proves that we speak history every day as it documents the stories behind our unique American version of English, from words like "southpaw" to phrases like "bet your bottom dollar".

The American South has given us words like "y'all" and "rednecks" as well as dozens of colorful phrases like...

directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 3 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2012), 22 mins
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America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 4, West Word, Ho!
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directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 4 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2012), 22 mins

America's Secret Slang proves that we speak history every day as it documents the stories behind our unique American version of English, from words like "southpaw" to phrases like "bet your bottom dollar".

Expressions from "riffraff" to "betting your bottom dollar", "passing the buck", "acid test" and even "heard...

directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 4 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2012), 22 mins
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America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 5, Coming to America
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directed by Douglas J. Cohen, fl. 1998-2017 and Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 5 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2013), 22 mins

America's Secret Slang proves that we speak history every day as it documents the stories behind our unique American version of English, from words like "southpaw" to phrases like "bet your bottom dollar".

Ever wonder why American cowboys say "'git along little doggies" when they're talking about herding cattle?

directed by Douglas J. Cohen, fl. 1998-2017 and Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 5 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2013), 22 mins
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America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 6, Talking Turkey
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directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 6 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2012), 22 mins

America's Secret Slang proves that we speak history every day as it documents the stories behind our unique American version of English, from words like "southpaw" to phrases like "bet your bottom dollar".

Americans have always loved to eat and expressions relating to food--from New York's "big apple" to "wake up...

directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 1, Episode 6 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2012), 22 mins
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America's Secret Slang, Season 2, Episode 1, Straight from the Horse's Mouth
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directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 2, Episode 1 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2014), 43 mins

America's Secret Slang proves that we speak history every day as it documents the stories behind our unique American version of English, from words like "southpaw" to phrases like "bet your bottom dollar".

Straight from the Horse's Mouth, America's Secret Slang, animals, food, sports, death, games. In this episode...

directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 2, Episode 1 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2014), 43 mins
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America's Secret Slang, Season 2, Episode 2, Riding Shotgun
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directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Vincent Lopez, fl. 1995-2017 and Ryan T. Hurst, fl. 2003-2017, Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 2, Episode 2 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2014), 43 mins

America's Secret Slang proves that we speak history every day as it documents the stories behind our unique American version of English, from words like "southpaw" to phrases like "bet your bottom dollar".

Every day we use words and phrases that come from deep within our history. Their origins reveal a lot about u...

directed by Gabriel Rotello, 1953-; presented by Zach Selwyn, 1975-; produced by Vincent Lopez, fl. 1995-2017 and Ryan T. Hurst, fl. 2003-2017, Flight 33 Productions, in America's Secret Slang, Season 2, Episode 2 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2014), 43 mins
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