American Studies http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Author Discusses Folklore And Lingo Unique To St. Louis In New Books http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/author-discusses-folklore-and-lingo-unique-st-louis-new-books <p>Have you ever heard the story of the grandma who sees a young man in Dierberg's and says he reminds her of her dead grandson, then uses his sympathy to trick him into paying for her groceries? What about the the phrase "you know you're from St. Louis when Velveeta is your favorite kind of cheese?" If so, then you have an idea of the content of John Oldani's books.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:32:00 +0000 Camille Phillips 28755 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Author Discusses Folklore And Lingo Unique To St. Louis In New Books