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A rigorously researched, wickedly witty, and eminently useful collection of over 5,000 Briticisms (and Americanisms).
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Norman W. Schur was a lawyer, a graduate of Columbia Law School, and a lexicographer. His first book British Self-Taught: With Comments in American was published in 1973 and revised in 1980, 1987, and 2007. He passed away in 1992.From Booklist:
Besides the familiar lorry and pub, the approximately 5,500 Briticisms covered in this dictionary include words and phrases that will be unknown to many Americans as well as terms used in both the U.S and Britain but that have different meanings (lame duck, for example, which in Britain means a person unable to cope). Entries indicate the American equivalent for each Briticism and usually provide additional explanation. Appendixes outline the basic differences between British and American English regarding syntax, pronunciation, punctuation, and spelling, and provide a means of identifying terms in specific areas, including cricket, currency, and weights and measures. An index to American equivalents completes the volume. New to this edition are armcake, gastropub, and lager lout, among others. Cheers! Mary Ellen Quinn
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