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The (Very) Best of British: the American's Guide to Speaking British Paperback – 1 Sep 2000


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  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Effingpot Productions Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Sept. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0953696812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0953696819
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.7 x 14.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book has been updated and replaced by The Very Best of British - ISBN 0953696812, also available on amazon. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Following the huge success of our first book (Best of British, ISBN 0953696804), we have completely re-written it with over 200 new words and definitions, all new cartoons and a full index for ease of use. It's been fun writing - we hope you enjoy reading it.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Nov. 2001
Format: Paperback
I read the descriptions in this book and couldn't stop laughing. British English really is a different language. Buy this book to help you decipher what the Brits mean.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Jan. 2000
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I have given this book to several friends. Both Brits and Americans think it's a riot. Buy it today! (If you want to laugh.)
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By HealthAdminGuy on 12 Jun. 2006
Format: Paperback
You must buy this book! Why? Because you will find out things you never knew, like that in Britain, "puke" means to vomit. "Piece of cake" means easy, "posh" means high class, "put a sock in it" means shut-up. This book is littered with words and phrases that mean exactly the same thing in either American or British English. I e-mailed the author, who responded politely, but basically said the book is just fine as it is. The book is useful for reference and enjoyable for browsing, but is flawed by its inclusion of entries that do not belong.
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By dominique on 29 May 2014
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Great book for my friend who is American she laughed all the way through it, would recommend this book .
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I have friends in the US and I have found that some of my words have been lost in translation! This book made all of us giggle and helped us to understand each other better. Love it!!!!
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By nick byrne on 15 July 2012
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very funny for the yanks an such that dont speak our 'language' lol great fun, and easy to understand and navigate through.
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