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Mighty fine words and smashing expressions : making sense of transatlantic English

Author: Orin Hargraves
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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"Mighty Fine Words and Smashing Expressions: Making Sense of Transatlantic English is a practical and engaging guide to sorting out the differences between American and British English. Written with a culturally neutral stance, this book catalogs the differences between the "two" languages. Not simply a collection of lists, the chapters of this book are arranged around important and familiar topics, including  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Orin Hargraves
ISBN: 0195157044 9780195157048
OCLC Number: 50511422
Description: xiii, 305 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The arrangement of letters --
A choice of words --
Money, business, and work --
The government and the law --
Education --
Sickness and health --
Food, clothing, and shelter --
Transport(ation) --
Sport(s) and leisure --
What you don't say --
The stuff of life --
Other major dialects --
Idioms and phrasal verbs --
Measures and numbers --
The transatlantic calendar.
Responsibility: Orin Hargraves.
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This is a practical and entertaining guide for sorting out the differences between American and British English. As if written from a point in the Atlantic Ocean exactly between Britain and the US,  Read more...

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