Synopses & Reviews
General readers and language lovers alike will have immediate access to an alphabetical listing of more than 5,500 "Briticisms" and their correlating "Americanisms" in this fully revised and updated volume. Featured in this new edition are several hundred new entries; lively discussions of British language, pronunciation, punctuation, style, usage, and culture; and special sections on units of measure, automotive terms, cricket terms, and more. New entries include bang on, chav, gastropub, gutted, happy as Larry, lager lout. New Labour, pie and mash, throw a wobbly, wheelie bin, and more.