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British English A to Zed: A Definitive Guide to the Queen's English
 
 
Author
Norman W. Schur.
Publisher Skyhorse  
Format paperback
ISBN 9781620875773
Pages/Publication Date 466/2013
Daedalus Item Code 49006
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For readers, travelers, and Anglophiles everywhere, this entertaining and authoritative resourceóoriginally published by lexicographer Norman Schur in 1987 and revised twice sinceóremains a delightful digression into the popular linguistic culture of the country where English became English. It contains more than 5500 British words and their American equivalents (at least 500 of which are new to this edition), each with a short explanation of the term's history and an example of its use. You probably already know, for example, that a mac is a raincoat, and if you're peckish you probably want something to eat, but here you can find out what it meant when some Brit called you a ropy berk, and why you should be cut up about it.
 
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