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What is a sockdolager (a word used twice on page 38)?
And Linnea Johnson rejects the c-word and the book's categories altogether, regaling us with a carnivalesque romp called "Just Who Do You Think You Are?" subtitled "A Sockdolager on Social Class vis-a-vis Women, in Catechetics, Poem, Story, and Cha Cha Cha, and featuring the Lettermen, me and my mom and dad, John Wayne as Elvis, and Spare."
Strange words appeared and were given diffusion (absquatulate, cahoots, cattawampus, flabbergasted, rambunctious, sockdolager).