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British English A to Zed, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Norman W. Schur, Revised by Eugene Ehrlich and Richard Ehrlich
  • From the Series: Writers Reference
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  • ISBN-10: 1438125550
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-2555-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $65.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 423.1
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 480


Praise for the previous edition
"Educational and entertaining...succeeds as a useful...tool for Anglophiles...Recommended for general readers."—Choice

"...continues to be a useful source for public and academic libraries."—Booklist

British English A to Zed is a comprehensive guide to everyday English spoken on the other side of the Atlantic. General readers and language lovers alike will have immediate access to an alphabetical listing of more than 5,500 "Briticisms" and their correlating "Americanisms" in this volume. Featured in this edition are several hundred new entries; lively discussions of British language, pronunciation, punctuation, style, usage, and culture; and special sections on units of measure, automotive terms, cricket terms, and more. For readers, travelers, and Anglophiles everywhere, this entertaining and authoritative resource is a cultural delight.

New entries include:

  • Bang on
  • Chav
  • Chinless wonder
  • Gastropub
  • Gutted
  • Happy as Larry
  • Jack the lad
  • Lager lout
  • Nanny state
  • New Labour
  • Pie and mash
  • Throw a wobbly
  • Voddy
  • Wheelie bin
  • and more.



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