Brit-Think, Ameri-Think: A Transatlantic Survival Guide

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hen it comes to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Brits and Yanks, it's not just our vocabulary but also our attitudes that differ. This irreverent guide surveys a whole gamut of British-American divergences, from sex to food, from pets to religion, from sports to money, and from war to-most divergent of all-humor. Entertaining and invaluable, Brit-Think, Ameri-Think has been updated to reflect changes in political, cultural, and social trends, and includes new chapters on cultural icons Oprah ...
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hen it comes to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Brits and Yanks, it's not just our vocabulary but also our attitudes that differ. This irreverent guide surveys a whole gamut of British-American divergences, from sex to food, from pets to religion, from sports to money, and from war to-most divergent of all-humor. Entertaining and invaluable, Brit-Think, Ameri-Think has been updated to reflect changes in political, cultural, and social trends, and includes new chapters on cultural icons Oprah Winfrey and Bridget Jones, and on Brit-cool vs. Ameri-cool.

An irreverent and indispensable guide to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Britain and America.

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An American broadcaster and journalist who lives in London with her British husband, Walmsley observes that Yanks and Brits have distinctly different ``attitudes and aspirations.'' Here she catalogues some of those differences, and the subjects include pets (``What Joan Collins is to Yanks' fantasies, sheepdogs are to Brits' ''); humor (``The vastly popular Johnny Carson Show laid a U.K. egg''); sports (cricket is ``an exercise of such subtlety that only life long devotees can tell when the ball is actually in play''); consumerism (``British salespeople are very attached to merchandise and try hard to keep it in the store''); and public appeal (``To succeed in America, you have to be `cute' ''). Walmsley also covers sex, death, religion, war, television and ice cream (``the Great Levelerthe Yank version of pubs''). This is a fine, funny guide from a perceptive humorist. (June)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140093674
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1987
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Walmsley was born in Pittsburgh, but has lived in England for more than twenty years, where she works as a television broadcaster, producer, and journalist. She is married to a Brit, who is undoubtedly the source of much of her insight into the British character.
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