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4.0 out of 5 stars Alright Guv?, 18 Jun 2013
This review is from: British Language & Culture (Lonely Planet Language & Culture: British) (Paperback)
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Whilst this book is mainly aimed at the visiting American or Australian it is quite an interesting read for us `locals'. As it is only a mini pocket-book, there is a limit to the amount of information enclosed but I did find it very interesting, especially the early chapter about the origin of our language and the different languages and cultures that have influenced how we speak today. Also included are subjects such as sport and entertainment, explaining the rules of football, rugby (and the difference between union and league) and cricket. Even I understood them. If you are visiting the UK and a baffled by our slang and colloquialisms then this is a good book to get and will not break the bank. For the local layman this is just a pleasant read or something to pick up and browse willy-nilly and I will guarantee that you may learn something about our language and culture that you didn't know already. If you have a special interest in the origins and evolution of our language, then you may be better off reading a more specialist book however.
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