Talk the Talk

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About the author:
Luc Reid is a speaker as well as an author of fiction, non-fiction, and plays. His articles have appeared online, in newspapers, and in national magazines like Communities and The Writer, and his fiction appears in anthologies, Daily Science Fiction, Escape Pod, Nature, and elsewhere. His blog at offers a growing list of more than 500 articles on habits, willpower, writing, productivity, motivation, and happiness, based heavily on current psychological and neurological research. It has received hundreds of thousands of views since its launch.

Reid is also the organizer of the nonprofit group Localsource (at, which provides information and gatherings for people who want to get more of their resources locally, and his blog at offers ways to make a positive difference in climate change.

His other works include Family Skulls, a novel of curses and families in rural Vermont, and the flash fiction collection Bam! 172 Hellaciously Quick Stories of the Curious and Unlikely.

Talk the Talk

The Slang of 67 American Subcultures

Authored by Luc Reid
Edition: 2

America is rich with subcultures that have knowledge, celebrations, and language all their own. Talk the Talk opens a window onto the language and ideas of these groups. Whether you read it for entertainment, for reference, or to learn about subcultures that catch your interest, Talk the Talk is a unique resource that provides clear, descriptive, carefully-researched definitions for terms like ...

simp heister: A ferris wheel, probably so called because the ride "heists" (hoists) "simps" (simpletons, an unflattering term for carnival patrons).

meat theater: Live theater productions with live actors. The term is used to differentiate them from puppet theaters with puppeteers.

rock solvent (synonym: chemical persuasion): Explosives used to open cave passages.

... and thousands of others.

This second edition is expanded and newly illustrated, with 162 images of subcultures and subculture terms. Apart from its entertainment value, it's a reference for writers and for anyone interested in better understanding the variety and creativity of American subcultures.

Publication Date:
1482749009 / 9781482749007
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Popular Culture / General

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