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British English from A to Zed: A Definitive Guide to the Queen's English
     

British English from A to Zed: A Definitive Guide to the Queen's English

by Norman W. Schur
 

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Whether you are traveling to Great Britain or just want to understand British popular culture, this unique dictionary will answer your questions. British English from A to Zed contains more than 5,500 British terms and their American equivalents, each with a short explanation of the term’s history and an example of its use. The appendixes provide valuable

Overview

Whether you are traveling to Great Britain or just want to understand British popular culture, this unique dictionary will answer your questions. British English from A to Zed contains more than 5,500 British terms and their American equivalents, each with a short explanation of the term’s history and an example of its use. The appendixes provide valuable supplemental material with differences between British and American pronunciation, grammar, and spelling as well as terms grouped in specific areas such as currency, weight, and numbers.

This dictionary will help you unravel the meanings of:

• Berk (idiot)
• Bevvied up (drunk)
• Crisps (potato chips)
• Erk (rookie)
• To judder (to shake)
• Noughts and crosses (tic-tac-toe)
• And more!

George Bernard Shaw famously said that the British and Americans were “two peoples separated by a common language.” This book bridges that gap.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626364677
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
435
File size:
959 KB

Meet the Author

Norman W. Schur was a lawyer, a graduate of Columbia Law School, and a lexicographer. His first book British Self-Taught: With Comments in American was published in 1973 and revised in 1980, 1987, and 2007. He passed away in 1992.

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