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The Queen's English: An A-Z Guide to the English in Their Own Words

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From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," "The Queen's English" is your indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language, which has shown many a poor soul the way out for little more than twanging a vowel, splitting an infinitive or, crime of all crimes, saying dinner instead of tea. With "The Queen's English" there's no nee ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Apple (first published January 1st 2009)
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Larry
Mar 23, 2015 Larry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slim volume that's better than advertised because it's written with sass and ingenuity. If you've a spot to a heap of English heritage, or a friend from the Old Country who at times utters phrases that leave you scratching your head, buy this book -- and keep it nearby as handy reference.
Nicole Ashley
Jul 06, 2014 Nicole Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book with tidbits of information on the meaning and origin of words mainly used in the UK.
Madisson
May 26, 2014 Madisson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really fun little book!
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