British English from A to Zed: A Definitive Guide to the by Norman W. Schur

By Norman W. Schur

Even if you're touring to nice Britain or simply are looking to comprehend British pop culture, this designated dictionary will resolution your questions. British English from A to Zed comprises greater than 5,500 British phrases and their American equivalents, each one with a quick rationalization of the term’s background and an instance of its use. The appendixes offer worthy supplemental fabric with adjustments among British and American pronunciation, grammar, and spelling in addition to phrases grouped in particular components akin to forex, weight, and numbers.

This dictionary can help you resolve 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 acknowledged that the British and americans have been “two peoples separated by way of a standard language.” This e-book bridges that hole.

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