Speak American: A Survival Guide to the Language and Culture of the U.S.A Paperback – Large Print, 1 Apr 2000
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We all know that Americans speak American but they think they speak English and that is their main pitfall when they
visit England !! "Can I get this can I get that "!!- No I will get it for you I am a waitress that is my job !! Also a lot of their idioms
and metaphors are mutations of English ones . Try explaining why "not by a long shot" is not the equivalent of "Not by a long chalk"
But to Americans they are the same !! In English and argument is not over "not by a long chalk " and a Long Shot is merely a difficult
achievement . Americans will use "shot" instead of "chalk" - Surprise surprise !! They didn't speak English when Oscar Wilde was a lad and they speak even less today !! hence this book !!
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