You Talkin to Me

That's a familiar storyline to me, beginning with my father and so many people I grew up with in my neighborhood. ... from the American Songbook to the American underground; from department stores selling 162 Y O U TALKIN' TO ME.

Author: E. J. White

Publisher: Dialects of North America

ISBN: 9780190657215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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From paddy wagon to rush hour, New York City has given us a number of our popular words and phrases, along the way fashioning a recognizable dialect all its own. Often imitated and just as often ridiculed, New York English has its own identity, imbued with the rich cultural history of (as New Yorkers tell it) the greatest city in the world. How did this unique language community develop, and how has it shaped the city as we know it today? In You Talkin' to Me?, E.J. White explores the hidden history of English in New York City -- a history that encompasses social class, immigration, culture, economics, and, of course, real estate. She tells entertaining stories of New York's most famous characters, streets, and cultural institutions, from Broadway to the newspaper office to the department store, illuminating a new dimension of the city's landscape. Full of little-known facts -- C-3PO was originally written to have a New York accent; West Side Story was originally going to be East Side Story, about Jewish and Christian New Yorkers; and "confidence man" started in reference to a specific New York City criminal --the book will delight lovers of language and history alike. The history of English in New York is deeply intertwined with the story of a famous city trying to develop its own identity. White's account engages issues of class and social difference; the invisible barriers that separate insiders from outsiders; the war between children who fit in and their parents who do not; and the struggle of being both an immigrant to the city and a New Yorker. Following language from The Bowery to The Bronx, You Talkin' to Me? offers a fascinating account of how language moves and changes-and a new way of understanding the language history, not only of New York, but of the United States.

You Talkin To Me

In his exordium, Smith asked for absolute hush, and so sought to corral the audience into understanding that what followed was of the utmost gravity: 'I feel that I am here tonight upon a mission as important not only to myself but to ...

Author: Sam Leith

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847654250

Category: Humor

Page: 287

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Rhetoric gives our words the power to inspire. But it's not just for politicians: it's all around us, whether you're buttering up a key client or persuading your children to eat their greens. You have been using rhetoric yourself, all your life. After all, you know what a rhetorical question is, don't you? In this updated edition of his classic guide, Sam Leith traces the art of argument from ancient Greece down to its many modern mutations. He introduces verbal villains from Hitler to Donald Trump - and the three musketeers: ethos, pathos and logos. He explains how rhetoric works in speeches from Cicero to Richard Nixon, and pays tribute to the rhetorical brilliance of AC/DC's "Back In Black". Before you know it, you'll be confident in chiasmus and proud of your panegyrics - because rhetoric is useful, relevant and absolutely nothing to be afraid of.

You Talkin to Me

Whether you're writing fiction or nonfiction, for the screen or for the page, this book will get your characters talking.

Author: Linda Seger

Publisher:

ISBN: 1615933131

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

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Unlike the chitchat of everyday life, dialogue in stories must express character, advance the story, suggest a theme, and include a few memorable lines that audiences will be quoting for decades to come.The best stories have dialogue that sparkles, but it's easy for inexperienced writers to fall into common pitfalls like creating dialogue that's wooden or too on the nose. Other writers end up with exposition awkwardly inserted into conversations, actors tripping over unnatural phrases, or characters who all speak exactly the same way. In You Talkin' to Me?, Linda Seger and John Winston Rainey are here to help with all your dialogue problems. In each chapter, they explore dialogue from a different angle and discuss examples of great dialogue from films and novels. To cap it all off, each chapter ends with examples of poor dialogue, which are annotated by Linda and then rewritten by John, so readers don't just learn how to recognize when it's done well--they also learn how to make dialogue better. Whether you're writing fiction or nonfiction, for the screen or for the page, this book will get your characters talking.

The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen

At one of the dates , while playing " Quarter to Three " in the encore , Springsteen playfully taunted the audience , asking : " Are you talking to me ? " According to some sources ( including Eric Alterman in It Ain't No Sin to Be Glad ...

Author: Rob Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275989380

Category: Music

Page: 198

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Examines the songs, albums, and compositions of one of America's most prominent singer-songwriters.

Paris Nights and Days

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Author: Charles Mee

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781640191334

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 365

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". . . funny, provocative, wildly inventive. . . . remarkably entertaining." - San Francisco Chronicle Here are five enthusiastically received plays by Charles Mee: Fêtes de la Nuit, Limonade Tous les Jours, Café le Monde, Memory Palace, and A Walk in the Park. ". . . a feast for the mind and, when the subject is love, a feast for the heart." - The Austin Chronicle ". . . an honest-to-goodness romantic comedy . . . a winsome bonbon with a sweet, gooey center." - TimeOut.com ". . . a tickling, ultimately piercing rumination on romance in the twilight of life. . . ." - Los Angeles Times ". . . a fast moving, racy, raunchy confection that may offend some, annoy a few and surely make everybody else roll in the aisles." - Culturevulture.net

You Talkin To Me

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Author: Yeoys Driver

Publisher:

ISBN: 1070647187

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You Talkin' To Me? Journal - 6x9 - 100 Pages - College Ruled Blank Lined - Glossy Softback Cover Taxi Driver Novelty: This Funny Taxi design would make an incredible gift for Bus Driver Jokes & Movie Quotes fans. Amazing Taxi Driver You Talkin' To Me illustrative work with Original Man Silhouette. Act now & get your new favorite Taxi Driver artwork or gift it to family & friends. 100 college ruled blank lined duo sided bright white pages 6x9 dimensions, portable size (bag, school, home, work, desc, ...) High quality glossy softbound cover designed with love Makes an ideal present for any gift giving occasion Perfect gift idea for: birthdays, back to school, christmas, thanksgiving, family & friends, notebook & planner lovers, teachers, graduation gifts, co-workers, boss gift, gift baskets, ...

Complete Sex Spandex

Lobo: Me? me? Are YOU talking to ME?? Wolverine: Yeah, I'M talking to YOU! Lobo: Me? Me? ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?? Wolverine: Yea, I'm fracking talking to you - what're you thick or something? Can't you hear, ya fracking mutt??

Author: AM Sardar

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291167962

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Five Plays

Ronnie , that ain't you talkin ' ! SON Yes , it is me talkin ' , too ! I say you been a no - good mama . What for you talkin ' to me like that , Ronnie ? You ain't never said nothin ' like that to me before .

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253201217

Category: Drama

Page: 258

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Tambourines to Glory, Soul Gone Home, Little Ham, Mulatto, and Simply Heavenly reflect the black author's concern with the position of the Negro in the United States

You Talkin To Me

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Author: Yeoys Driver

Publisher:

ISBN: 1089460724

Category:

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John Wayne

... I said , ' Are you talking to me ? That was the end of it . He never insulted me again . ” Only one person on the set escaped Preminger's wrath — John Wayne . “ He never shouted at John Wayne , ” remembered one woman .

Author: Randy Roberts

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803289707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 738

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"John Wayne remains a constant in American popular culture. Middle America grew up with him in the late 1920s and 1930s, went to war with him in the 1940s, matured with him in the 1950s, and kept the faith with him in the 1960s and 1970s. . . . In his person and in the persona he so carefully constructed, middle America saw itself, its past, and its future. John Wayne was his country’s alter ego." Thus begins John Wayne: American, a biography bursting with vitality and revealing the changing scene in Hollywood and America from the Great Depression through the Vietnam War. During a long movie career, John Wayne defined the role of the cowboy and soldier, the gruff man of decency, the hero who prevailed when the chips were down. But who was he, really? Here is the first substantive, serious view of a contradictory private and public figure.

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Crime Drama Films

TOC Previous Next De Niro's "You talkin' to me?" has become a pop culture mainstay. In 2005, it was ranked number 10 on the American Film Institute [61] 's AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes . In the corresponding scene, ...

Author: Wikipedia contributors

Publisher: e-artnow sro

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Focus On 100 Most Popular United States National Film Registry Films

TOC Previous Next De Niro's "You talkin' to me?" has become a pop culture mainstay. In 2005, it was ranked number 10 on the American Film Institute [61] 's AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes . In the corresponding scene, ...

Author: Wikipedia contributors

Publisher: e-artnow sro

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Movie Quotes To Get You Through Life

Taxi Driver Travis Bickle: You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you're talking to? Oh yeah? Huh?

Author: Jim Silverstein

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780557410903

Category: Humor

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Movie Quotes To Get You Through Life is a hilarious collection of over 2000 movie quotes organized by situations in which they may be used in everyday life. Movie Quotes To Get You Through Life is a fantastic book for any movie fan or anyone who loves to quote movies.

The Art of Influencing and Selling

'You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who the f*** do you think you're talking to?' Yes, it's the rhetorical question of a ...

Author: Ardi Kolah

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749464493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Whether you're new to sales or have at least one year's experience in selling, this book will leapfrog your selling skills and understanding of sales techniques to a more sophisticated, satisfying and more genuinely customer and client-oriented level. If you're more experienced, then this book provides a comprehensive refresher which uses fresh insights, the latest ideas and practical useable tools like checklists to help you sell more and sell better. Fully reference and researched, The Art of Influencing and Selling covers: The psychology of selling a product or service; the sales pipeline and how to ensure it's realistic; making an effective sales presentation; up-selling, cross-selling, cold-calling and warm calling; effective approaches to prospective customers and clients; how to interrogate a database of contacts to get more sales; how to write effective sales materials; the power of business networking; how to get senior level appointments in your diary and closing a sale and follow up. If you want to improve your sales performance by learning how to listen to your customer and client and collaborate with them profitably, The Art of Influencing and Selling is the book for you.

The Final Four of Everything

“How to whistle” “You talkin' to me” “Nosy fellows” “What have I done” Comic Strips vs. Pogo (Walt Kelly) Pogo Calvin and Hobbes. Cinematic Interrogatories vs. “Talkin' to me” “Talkin' to me” “What have I done” By John Steinbreder John ...

Author: Mark Reiter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439141250

Category: Humor

Page: 304

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Edited by Mark Reiter and Richard Sandomir, and featuring contributions from experts on everything from breakfast cereal and movie gunfights to First Ladies and bald guys, The Final Four of Everything celebrates everything that's great, surprising, or silly in America, using the foolproof method of bracketology to determine what we love or hate-and why. As certain to make you laugh as it will start friendly arguments, The Final Four of Everything is the perfect book for know-it-alls, know-a-littles, and anyone with an opinion on celebrity mugshots, literary heroes, sports nicknames, or bacon. Bracketology is a unique way of organizing information that dates back to the rise of the knockout (or single elimination) tournament, perhaps in medieval times. Its origins are not precisely known, but there was genius in the first bracket design that hasn't changed much over the years. You, of course, may be familiar with the bracket format via the NCAA basketball tournament pairings each March. If you've ever watched ESPN or participated in a March Madness office pool, you know what a bracket looks like. The Final Four of Everything takes the idea one step further, and applies the knockout format to every category BUT basketball. In areas where taste, judgment, and hard-earned wisdom really matter, we've set out to determine, truly, the Final Four of Everything.

Paper Bullets

Red lights are the worst because then Ma can throw it in park and get fully turned around on me. And she doesn't fall for the ... SEVEN! Baby needs a new pair of shoes! Is that all you got? Is that it? You talkin' to me? You talkin' ...

Author: Kip Fulbeck

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295801445

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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Award-winning videomaker, performance artist, and pop-culture provocateur Kip Fulbeck has captivated audiences worldwide with his mixture of highcomedy and personal narrative. In Paper Bullets, his first novel, Fulbeck taps into his Cantonese, English, Irish, and Welsh heritage, weaving a fictional autobiography from 27 closely linked stories, essays, and confessions. By turns sensitive and forceful, passionate and callous, Fulbeck confronts the politics of race, sex, and Asian American masculinity head-on without apology, constantly questioning where Hapas fit in a country that ignores multiracial identity. Raised in southern California by a Chinese-born mother and a Caucasian father, Fulbeck pushes the conventions of literary form as he simultaneously draws from, recreates, and fabricates his own life history. His range of experiences--from college professor to youth outreach volunteer, blues player to surfer and lifeguard--informs his witty and humane writing. Like himself, his protagonist is a young man shaped by the conflicting mores, stigmas, desires, and codes of male conduct in America. He searches for and mismanages love and independence, continually experimenting with sex along the way. Sometimes hilarious, always heartfelt, surfing the trivia of pop culture and sound bits, his inner voice shifts continually among the real, the perceived, and the imagined.

A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema 1930 1980

You make the move. It's your move. . . . Try it, you. . . . You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Well, who the hell else are you talkin' to? . . . You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who the fuck do you ...

Author: Robert B. Ray

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691216164

Category: Performing Arts

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Robert B. Ray examines the ideology of the most enduringly popular cinema in the world--the Hollywood movie. Aided by 364 frame enlargements, he describes the development of that historically overdetermined form, giving close readings of five typical instances: Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Godfather, and Taxi Driver. Like the heroes of these movies, American filmmaking has avoided commitment, in both plot and technique. Instead of choosing left or right, avant-garde or tradition, American cinema tries to have it both ways. Although Hollywood's commercial success has led the world audience to equate the American cinema with film itself, Hollywood filmmaking is a particular strategy designed to respond to specific historical situations. As an art restricted in theoretical scope but rich in individual variations, the American cinema poses the most interesting question of popular culture: Do dissident forms have any chance of remaining free of a mass medium seeking to co-opt them?

Inspire

THE SPEECH Bickle's much imitated “You talkin' to me? “ scene is delivered (to the camera and an invisible enemy) like a rehearsal for how he'll really behave on the streets. He practices quick-drawing his guns in front of a mirror in ...

Author: Simon Maier

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9789814351768

Category: Public speaking

Page: 225

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Inspire! showcases 100 of the most brilliant speeches ever delivered from the worlds of film and theatre. From the plays of Shakespeare to contemporary cinema hits, people over the years have been inspired and moved by superb actors delivering powerful lines. Yet only a select few can be called truly "essential" to the betterment of the human spirit and condition, and these are the speeches which form this book.

BOOM

“Florence, do you know the square root of sixty-four?” our Algebra teacher Mrs. Lovell would ask. “You talkin' to me?!?” “Florence, where are you supposed to be right now?” “You talkin' to me??” So it took a lot of courage for somebody ...

Author: Fred Lavner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304043412

Category: Humor

Page: 377

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Baby boomer humorist Fred Lavner takes you back to the corner of his Philadelphia neighborhood and beyond for a hilarious account of his schools, friends, exploits and other examples of teenage angst. It's a blast from the past!

I Love It When You Talk Retro

You talkin' to me?” he asks. “You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here.” When someone says in a mock threatening way, “You talkin' to me?” Travis Bickle is usually on ...

Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429952474

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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An entertaining and informative book about the fashion and fads of language Today's 18-year-olds may not know who Mrs. Robinson is, where the term "stuck in a groove" comes from, why 1984 was a year unlike any other, how big a bread box is, how to get to Peyton Place, or what the term Watergate refers to. I Love It When You Talk Retro discusses these verbal fossils that remain embedded in our national conversation long after the topic they refer to has galloped off into the sunset. That could be a person (Mrs. Robinson), product (Edsel), past bestseller (Catch-22), radio or TV show (Gangbusters), comic strip (Alphonse and Gaston), or advertisement (Where's the beef?) long forgotten. Such retroterms are words or phrases in current use whose origins lie in our past. Ralph Keyes takes us on an illuminating and engaging tour through the phenomenon that is Retrotalk—a journey, oftentimes along the timelines of American history and the faultlines of culture, that will add to the word-lover's store of trivia and obscure references. "The phrase "drinking the Kool-Aid" is a mystery to young people today, as is "45rpm." Even older folks don't know the origins of "raked over the coals" and "cut to the chase." Keyes (The Quote Verifier) uses his skill as a sleuth of sources to track what he calls "retrotalk": "a slippery slope of puzzling allusions to past phenomena." He surveys the origins of "verbal fossils" from commercials (Kodak moment), jurisprudence (Twinkie defense), movies (pod people), cartoons (Caspar Milquetoast) and literature (brave new world). Some pop permutations percolated over decades: Radio's Take It or Leave It spawned a catch phrase so popular the program was retitled The $64 Question and later returned as TV's The $64,000 Question. Keyes's own book Is There Life After High School? became both a Broadway musical and a catch phrase. Some entries are self-evident or have speculative origins, but Keyes's nonacademic style and probing research make this both an entertaining read and a valuable reference work." --Publishers Weekly