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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for it's size
This little book endeavours to cover a wide range of topics ranging from foods to driving terms to theatre. Considering the limitations of the books size (47 pages)Anthea Bickerton has done well in her choice of words to translate. It would be nice to see a little more accuracy e.g. a Tadpole in the UK is not a Pollywog in the US, and a Swede in the UK is not a...
Published on 13 July 2000

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Devoid of all humour
The title is "American-English, English-American" and that is exactly what it is, nothing more. I was expecting the book to be written with a degree of lightheartedness since such a small volume could not hope to be a comprehensive reference work. As a reference I think that the book is of little value for an English speaker (as distinct from an American...
Published on 20 Dec 2000


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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for it's size, 13 July 2000
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This review is from: American-English, English-American: A Two-way Glossary of Words in Daily Use on Both Sides of the Atlantic (Paperback)
This little book endeavours to cover a wide range of topics ranging from foods to driving terms to theatre. Considering the limitations of the books size (47 pages)Anthea Bickerton has done well in her choice of words to translate. It would be nice to see a little more accuracy e.g. a Tadpole in the UK is not a Pollywog in the US, and a Swede in the UK is not a Turnip in the US, but this book is more accurate than some of its competitors. All in all, I felt I got my money' s worth out of this book, but for more serious reference work, books such as Christopher Davies' "Divided by a Common Language" and Norman Moss' "British American Language Dictionary" are far more comprehensive.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Devoid of all humour, 20 Dec 2000
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This review is from: American-English, English-American: A Two-way Glossary of Words in Daily Use on Both Sides of the Atlantic (Paperback)
The title is "American-English, English-American" and that is exactly what it is, nothing more. I was expecting the book to be written with a degree of lightheartedness since such a small volume could not hope to be a comprehensive reference work. As a reference I think that the book is of little value for an English speaker (as distinct from an American speaker) since almost all the entries are in common English usage anyway.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars worth the money!, 16 Sep 2005
This review is from: American-English, English-American: A Two-way Glossary of Words in Daily Use on Both Sides of the Atlantic (Paperback)
To be fair, theres not really much to it, but for the money you can't expect a whole dictionary! Its an amusing little book and worth the money. If you're looking for an extensive comparison of the languages then you might want something else, but if you're just looking for a basic translation of a few basic words, then here you go!
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1.0 out of 5 stars American-English (or English-American) Cross Reference Guide, 23 Nov 2014
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Having worked with Americans for 8 years, I found this book lacks a lot of the more common terminology that is often used when conversing with our cousins of a 'different' (?!) tongue. The first copy was 'hi-jacked en route to me. I hope the thief is as disappointed in the content as I was. Not recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny but Useful, 23 Aug 2013
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Having American nieces and nephews I can at long last give them a book to understand me without me having to think what the equivalent is in their form of English. Very useful and insightful gift - but also a laugh.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Taken with a pinch of salt it's stupidly funny, 31 July 2013
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Being British and having a lot of the words on the american side be english and vice versa. If you are actually wanting a translation dictionary that will help in either country... This is NOT it.

But if you take it with a pinch of salt... it's very funny to read. It is very obviously written by an american, the bias is obvious with simple english words being incorrect and sometimes even insulting to our culture. I have no idea how this has been published.
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3.0 out of 5 stars smaller than i thought, 3 April 2013
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it is ok but smaller than i thought and not a very complete glossary or correct definitions for the two languages!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Nov 2014
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this was bought for my niece thought it was brilliant for what she needed
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5.0 out of 5 stars American cooking for a British girl., 5 Nov 2014
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Excellent help Required for the cooking of American recipes
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