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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 need to ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published August 18th 2011 by Readers Digest (first published January 1st 2009)
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Larry
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
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Entertaining but not riveting. A lunchtime at work read.
Nicole Ashley
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great book with tidbits of information on the meaning and origin of words mainly used in the UK.
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A really fun little book!
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