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Watching the English by Kate Fox
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Fox views English (her own) society from an anthropological point of view. She lived for a period of time (her teenage years) in the US and the audience she seems to be writing to is American. The most interesting sections of the book for me were those on humor and language and how the latter can reveal the speaker's social class.

There were many points where I wondered how much English and US (in my experience) were really different. With the exception of some outgoing tendencies, I thought there were many shared behavioral patterns. Maybe there is an underlying Anglo-American base for our behavior?
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