CHRISTOPHER DAVIES was born and raised in England and spent several years living in Australia and New Zealand. In 1980 he settled in Florida. The many unfamiliar expressions and pronunciations that he encountered in American English led him to write Divided by a Common Language.
Divided by a Common Language: A Guide to British and American Englishby Christopher Davies
Wondering what you'll get if you order toad in the hole in a London cafe? Unable to suss out what British people are saying? Then mug up on your British English with Divided by a Common Language: A Guide to British and American English. Author Christopher Davies explains hundreds of potentially difficult expressions and discusses the differences in pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary between British and American English. Two large glossaries help travelers translate easily from one variety of English to the other. With Divided by a Common Language in hand, you'll be able to leap the language gap between the US and the UK with confidence.
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Great book over all. Having moved from the UK to the USA I find this book very informative and useful. Some of the words are a little archaic but over all great and quite accurate.