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The (Very) Best of British [Kindle Edition]

Mike Etherington , Sarah Etherington
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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A fun look at the differences between British and American English. Written by the British bloke who moved to Tossa Lane (yes honestly!) in Austin, Texas.

After two years travelling the length and breadth of the country, the result is this tongue-in-cheek and informative guide to understanding Brit-Speak!

The paperback sold out after several reprints but can still be found next to many a loo or down the side of several sofas.

Now available electronically there is no excuse next time you watch a British TV show or visit your friends in Blighty!

From the Publisher

This book has been updated and replaced by The Very Best of British - ISBN 0953696812, also available on amazon.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 975 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Effingpot Productions (19 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ARMRTE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #154,010 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Americans relocating to the UK 2 Nov 2001
By A Customer
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn British speak and LAUGH! 29 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
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 Ruth
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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5.0 out of 5 stars very funny 15 July 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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3.0 out of 5 stars Needs some work 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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