British Language & Culture by Lonely Planet

British Language & Culture

Lonely Planet
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  • ISBN
    9781864502862 / 186450286X
  • Title British Language & Culture
  • Author Lonely Planet
  • Category Language Phrasebooks
  • Format
  • Year 2007
  • Pages 255
  • Publisher
    Lonely Planet
  • Imprint Lonely Planet Publications
  • Edition
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 126mm x 12mm x 159mm


We're chuffed to bits to present this tour of Ole Blighty's lingo. It's the dog's bollocks! This Lonely Planet guide gets behind the scenes of the language, culture, and humor of common—and not so common—English expressions. Also features special sections on Scottish, Welsh, and Cornish.

Publisher Description

This book presents the history of British English language and culture; how to speak it and its place in life and society. It includes: a useful and easy-to-use lexicon index; terms for food and drink, and sports and entertainment; and, sections on the Welsh and Scottish. It is packed with slang, jargon, common misunderstandings, humorous and quirky expressions; and is an interesting reading for people who want to know about British English and it's differences to American/Australian English.

This pocket-sized book plunges right into the meaning of scores of colorful but baffling expressions one encounters in British English...' —Chicago Tribune, August 5, 2007

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