Divided by a Common Language: A Guide to British and American English by Christopher Davies

Divided by a Common Language: A Guide to British and American English

byChristopher Davies

Kobo ebook | September 26, 2007

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Puzzled by signs warning you to “mind the gap” in the London Underground? Wondering what will be on your plate if you order “toad in the hole” in a London café? In Divided by a Common Language, Christopher Davies explains these expressions and discusses the many differences in pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary between British and American English. He compares the customs, manners, and practical details of daily life in the United Kingdom and the United States, and American readers will enjoy his account of American culture as seen through an Englishman’s eyes. Davies tops it off with an amusing list of expressions that sound innocent enough in one country but make quite the opposite impression in the other. Two large glossaries help travelers translate from one variety of English to the other, and additional lists explain the distinctive words of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Divided by a Common Language is the ideal travel companion for both British visitors to the U.S. and American visitors to the U.K. 
 

Title:Divided by a Common Language: A Guide to British and American EnglishFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 26, 2007Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547350287

ISBN - 13:9780547350288

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