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The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words
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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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.