American English Compendium: A Portable Guide to the by Marv Rubinstein

By Marv Rubinstein

The American English Compendium is a enjoyable technique to discover the nuances of the English language—learn team of lions is named a satisfaction; a bunch of whales, a pod; and a bunch of owls, a parliament. Distinguish among a quack and a shyster. research that “tabling a movement” in a U.S. court docket has an contrary which means from an analogous time period in England. This ebook selections up the place different language dictionaries go away off: it comprises universal proverbs, a sampling of yankee English as opposed to British English, renowned American expressions and slang, acronyms, and sundry details on every little thing from natural world to foreign money. during this re-creation, the staples were up-to-date and clean chapters were further, with details on pronunciation, oddball English phrases, or even a few of the new web terminology, together with Twitterspeak.

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