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English As She Is Spoke

Fonseca, Jose Da;Carolino, Pedro

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ISBN 10: 097190474X / ISBN 13: 9780971904743
Published by McSweeneys Books, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: Very Good
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Famous language book for English and Portugese. Reprint Signed by editor and a scream. Bookseller Inventory # 005867

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Title: English As She Is Spoke

Publisher: McSweeneys Books, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No d/j as Issued

Edition: Reprint

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In 1855, when Jose da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino wrote an English phrasebook for Portuguese students, they faced just one problem: The didn't know any English. All they had was a Portuguese-to-French dictionary, and a French-to-English dictionary. The linguistic train wreck that ensued is a classic of unintentional humor, now revived in the first newly selected edition in a century.

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Paul Collins is editor of the Collins Library and author of "Banvards Folly" (Picador) and the forthcoming travelogue memoir "Sixpence House" (Bloomsbury USA).

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