In his latest book, "St. Lou-isms : lingo, lore, and the lighter side of life in the Gateway City," Dr. John Oldani includes tales and stories from the many ethnic groups that make our city special.
All our secrets are exposed from St. Louis pick up lines to our lingo to urban legends. For example, do you warsh your dishes and rinsh them in the zink? Do you remember the choking Doberman or the black widow beehive? Have you heard about the zombies in Wildwood? If not, you can read about them here.
Dr. Oldani takes us on an informative, fun-filled search as he explores the folklore around our great city. It's obvious that he loves St. Louis and its folklore. The book takes us all over the region from the city limits to Wildwood as Oldani explores the connections and similarities that cross cultural boundaries in St. Louis.
If you can laugh at our foibles, this book is for you!
--Ron A., Weber Road Branch