Collins Quite Brilliant: A celebration of British English

Kobo ebook | December 1, 2012

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A jubilant celebration of British English’s most wonderful moments (and of the island nations that came up with them). We British are an eccentric population with a culture that is suitably, and uniquely, barmy. We invented trainspotting and raves; we love saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to strangers in the street but then shouting at them in football grounds; we taught the world how to write great pop music but also how to make a jolly good cup of tea. From out of this higgledy-piggledy culture have emerged the thousands of brilliantly British words and phrases we use to define it. This book is a celebration of these linguistic gems, and of the people and culture they describe.

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A jubilant celebration of British English’s most wonderful moments (and of the island nations that came up with them). We British are an eccentric population with a culture that is suitably, and uniquely, barmy. We invented trainspotting and raves; we love saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to strangers in the street but then shouting at ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 1, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007502443

ISBN - 13:9780007502448

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