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When it comes to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Brits and Yanks, it's not just our vocabulary but also our attitudes that differ. This irreverent guide surveys a whole gamut of British-American divergences, from sex to food, from pets to religion, from sports to money, and from war to-most divergent of all-humor. Entertaining and invaluable, Brit-Think, Ameri-Think has been updated to reflect changes in political, cultural, and social trends, and includes new chapters on cultural icons Oprah Winfrey and Bridget Jones, and on Brit-cool vs. Ameri-cool.

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"A fine, funny guide from a perceptive humorist." Publishers Weekly

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A candid and humorous look at the way Americans and British view life from different perspectives?combining clever quips with the humor found on both sides of the Atlantic.? The Washington Post

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"Jane Walmsley furnishes hard and often funny truths....She is a droll and accurate observer" The Philadelphia Enquirer

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"A funny, shrewd book" Alistair Cooke

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Perfect for tourists, business travelers, Anglophiles, and Yankophiles, this book is an irreverent and indispensable guide to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Britain and America.

Synopsis:

It's not just vocabulary that separates Brits from Yanks. From death (Americans think it's optional) to change (Brits think God got it right first time round), our attitudes are poles apart. Here, Jane Walmsley explores the differences in all their glory: from sex to money, from sport to religion.

Synopsis:

When it comes to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Brits and Yanks, it's not just our vocabulary but also our attitudes that differ. This irreverent guide surveys a whole gamut of British-American divergences, from sex to food, from pets to religion, from sports to money, and from war to-most divergent of all-humor. Entertaining and invaluable, Brit-Think, Ameri-Think has been updated to reflect changes in political, cultural, and social trends, and includes new chapters on cultural icons Oprah Winfrey and Bridget Jones, and on Brit-cool vs. Ameri-cool.

Synopsis:

Jane Walmsley shares George Bernard Shaw's belief that America and Britain are two nations divided by a common language. In this title she looks beyond this shared facade to see the great gulfs that separate us in such areas as tastes in food, dress, home decoration, the way we conduct business, vacation, engage in sex and even die. Her prototype American is an eternal optimist who believes it is only a matter of correct technique and will power to become beautiful, clever, skinny, successful and healthy. A Brit, on the other hand, seems to expect disaster at any moment, so lives with a certain detachment, content to muddle through as best he or she can. Walmsley pokes gentle (and sometimes not so gentle) fun at both cultures and in the process offers a portrait of our cultural differences.

About the Author

Jane Walmsley was born in Pittsburgh, but has lived in England for more than twenty years, where she works as a television broadcaster, producer, and journalist. She is married to a Brit, who is undoubtedly the source of much of her insight into the British character.

Table of Contents

Brit-Think, Ameri-Think Preface

1. First Things First

2. Brits and Yanks Abroad-Business and Pleasure

3. Strictly Business

4. Brits and Yanks at Home

5. Choosing Partners..."What's Love Got to Do with It?"

6. The Importance of Being "Cute"

7. Sex

8. The Children...Baby-Brit, Baby-Yank

9. Aspirations...or "You Can't Hve Everything-Where Would You Put It?"

10. The Food Connection

11. The World According to Oprah

12. Regionalism and Other Local Problems

13. At One with Nature

14. What Makes This Country Great?

15. The Establishment

16. How Cool Can We Get?

17. Goods and Services

18. Pets

19. Judging a Nation by Its Television

20. Humor Travels?

21. Good Sport

22. War Games

23. Religious Persuasions

24. The Golden Years

25. That Really Counts

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142001349
Author:
Walmsley, Jane
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Intercultural communication
Subject:
Special Interest - Business Travel
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Great Britain Social life and customs.
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Number:
2nd Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.76x5.14x.43 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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History and Social Science » Intercultural Communications » Culture Specific
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Travel » Europe » Great Britain
Travel » North America » United States » General

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Product details 160 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142001349 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A fine, funny guide from a perceptive humorist."
"Review" by , A candid and humorous look at the way Americans and British view life from different perspectives?combining clever quips with the humor found on both sides of the Atlantic.?
"Review" by , "Jane Walmsley furnishes hard and often funny truths....She is a droll and accurate observer"
"Review" by , "A funny, shrewd book"
"Synopsis" by , Perfect for tourists, business travelers, Anglophiles, and Yankophiles, this book is an irreverent and indispensable guide to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Britain and America.
"Synopsis" by , It's not just vocabulary that separates Brits from Yanks. From death (Americans think it's optional) to change (Brits think God got it right first time round), our attitudes are poles apart. Here, Jane Walmsley explores the differences in all their glory: from sex to money, from sport to religion.
"Synopsis" by ,

When it comes to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Brits and Yanks, it's not just our vocabulary but also our attitudes that differ. This irreverent guide surveys a whole gamut of British-American divergences, from sex to food, from pets to religion, from sports to money, and from war to-most divergent of all-humor. Entertaining and invaluable, Brit-Think, Ameri-Think has been updated to reflect changes in political, cultural, and social trends, and includes new chapters on cultural icons Oprah Winfrey and Bridget Jones, and on Brit-cool vs. Ameri-cool.

"Synopsis" by , Jane Walmsley shares George Bernard Shaw's belief that America and Britain are two nations divided by a common language. In this title she looks beyond this shared facade to see the great gulfs that separate us in such areas as tastes in food, dress, home decoration, the way we conduct business, vacation, engage in sex and even die. Her prototype American is an eternal optimist who believes it is only a matter of correct technique and will power to become beautiful, clever, skinny, successful and healthy. A Brit, on the other hand, seems to expect disaster at any moment, so lives with a certain detachment, content to muddle through as best he or she can. Walmsley pokes gentle (and sometimes not so gentle) fun at both cultures and in the process offers a portrait of our cultural differences.

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