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Description - Bum Bags and Fanny Packs by Jeremy Smith

This book is the first place to turn when you encounter a Britishism or Americanism. The dictionary illuminates differences in vocabulary, usage, pronunciation, spelling, and the history of English, how and why differences arose, and what those differences are. More then 2,500 entries are listed on each side with a set of tables that includes national holidays, presidents, kings and queens, and money. The dictionary is an easy-to-read, light-hearted, and sometimes irreverent catalogueue of the difference between American and British English. With a tone that is deliberately informal, much of the intrinsic humour shines through, but never at the cost of accuracy or detail.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780786717026
ISBN-10: 0786717025
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 141mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith grew up in southeast England, went to the kinds of schools now depicted in movies, and graduated as a botanist from London in 1976. He migrated to California, began life as a computer professional, and avoided being in movies. His hobbies include global travel, artificial life, and going to the movies.

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