Divided By A Common Language
A Guide to British and American English
Puzzled by signs warning you to mind the gap in the London Underground?
Wondering what will be on your plate if you order toad in the hole off the menu of a London café?
Unable to suss out what people in the UK mean to say?
Then mug up on your British English with Divided By A Common Language: A Guide to British and American English.
Author Christopher Davies explains all of these expressions along with hundreds more and discusses the many differences in pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary between British and American English.
Two large glossaries help both American and British travelers translate easily from one variety of English to the other. With Divided by a Common Language in hand, Americans and Britons can leap the language gap between the US and the UK with confidence.