That's Not English

That's Not English

Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us

Book - 2015
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An American expatriate living in London explores the historical and cultural differences between American and British versions of English, covering snacking habits, overall collective personalities, dating and sex, drinking and raising kids. --Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2015]
ISBN: 9781592408856
1592408850
Branch Call Number: 427 M8218t 2015
Characteristics: xv, 223 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: That is not English

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For Brits and Americans alike, this book, written by an American, explores our cultural differences with a focus on language.

For Brits and Americans alike, this book explores our cultural differences with a focus on language.


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PimaLib_SusannahC Mar 16, 2016

Have you ever been confounded by British expressions when you are reading an English novel or watching an English crime drama? Then "That's not English" is the perfect book for you! Erin Moore, an American living in London, explains words you've never heard before like moreish, whinge, and skint. She also explains words that you thought you knew - words like quite, tea and sorry. Moore doesn't just tell you the definition, she shares the history of the word and the culture behind it. Very funny and insightful.

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modestgoddess
Oct 10, 2015

Interesting and engaging - especially if you have any connexion to Britain or any curiosity about language and cultural differences among English speakers. Loved it.

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