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That's Not English Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us. von Moore, Erin (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 24.03.2015
  • Verlag: Gotham
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That's Not English

An expats witty and insightful exploration of English and American cultural differences through the lensof language that will leave readers gobsmackedIn Thats Not English, the seemingly superficial differences between British and American English open the door to a deeper exploration of a historic and fascinating cultural divide. In each of the thirty chapters, Erin Moore explains a different word we use that says more about us than we think. For example, "Quite" exposes the tension between English reserve and American enthusiasm; in "Moreish," she addresses our snacking habits. In "Partner," she examines marriage equality; in "Pull," the theme is dating and sex; "Cheers" is about drinking; and "Knackered" covers how we raise our kids. The result is a cultural history in miniature and an expatriates survival guide.American by birth, Moore is a former book editor who specialized in spotting British booksincluding Eats, Shoots & Leavesfor the US market. Shes spent the last seven years living in England with her Anglo American husband and a small daughter with an English accent. Thats Not English is the perfect companion for modern Anglophiles and the ten million British and American travelers who visit one anothers countries each year.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 240
    Erscheinungsdatum: 24.03.2015
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780698186309
    Verlag: Gotham
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