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Provides American equivalents for nearly five thousand Briticisms and explains the history of each expression
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"A reference designed to ease Americans' confusion over British usage, explaining 5,000 British slang terms and common phrases." - Book News"About the Author:
The late Norman W. Schur wrote several books on language and divided his time between England and the United States. Eugene Ehrlich is coeditor of the Oxford American Dictionary and the author of numerous books on language, including You've Got Ketchup on Your Muumuu: An A to Z Guide to English Words from Around the World; The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate; and Veni, Vidi, Vici: Conquer Your Enemies, Impress Your Friends with Everyday Latin. A former Senior lecturer of English at Columbia University, he lives in Mamaroneck, NY. Richard Ehrlich is an American writer living in London. He has written regular columns for some of Britain's best-known national newspapers, including The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, and the Financial Times. He has also published work in numerous magazines, written five books, and appeared on BBC Radio several times.
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Book Description Harper Paperbacks, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0062725017
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0062725017