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British Language & Culture (Lonely Planet Language and Culture)

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We're chuffed to bits to present this tour of Ole Blighty's lingo. It's the dog's bollocks! Try it out on the lads down your local, have a few pints, and don't worry about sounding naff - if it all goes pear-shaped, wait for the sound of 'Oh, bless!' as they pat you on the back and buy you another bevvie.
-Features special sections on Scottish, Welsh, Cornish, and Scots (L
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Paperback, 2nd edition, 255 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Lonely Planet
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Jess
Jan 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Good book. I think it has to many very obvious things - like tire/tyre - and some things which are missing but I've begun to learn from watching more and more BBC. There are, however, a lot of oddities I would not have known without this book.
Laura J
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Excellent reference for how people talk in the various regions of England plus Wales, Cornwall and Scotland. Helpful tips for living among the British.
Judith
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I've read the updated March 2013 edition.

The book is lots of fun and full of interesting facts and expressions one might have heard and did not understand or plain didn't know at all.

Yannis
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very good insight to the marvels of the British culture and language! Having lived in GB for nearly 15 years, there were still things that I had not heard of - that the book made me acquainted with. A very interesting section on languages and dialects, all written in good humour! I was very pleasantly surprised with how researched and detailed the examples of the use of language were.
R.L.
May 28, 2014 rated it liked it
This is a great book to carry with you on your travels to our cousins across the pond. This one has sections that make it easy to flip through.
Janelle
Aug 25, 2011 rated it liked it
a compact little books with all sorts of interesting info about British life and culture
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