Knickers in a Twist: A Dictionary of British Slang (Paperback)

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    Brits and Americans dress the same, eat at the same chain restaurants, pass music back and forth across the Atlantic, and our national leaders are practically conjoined twins. But the second the Brits open their mouths, all bets are off. So don’t dream of visiting the UK, dating a Brit, or truly understanding what Jude Law is saying without this handy, hilarious, and informative guide to Britspeak. With the cheekiness of Austin Powers and the tidbit quotient of Schott’s Miscellany, screenwriter Jonathan Bernstein’s collection of Cockney rhyming slang, insults culled from British television shows of yore, and regional and ?high British” favorites provides hours of educational, enlightening, even life saving hilarity. And if it doesn’t accomplish that, at least you’ll be aware that when a British citizen describes you as a ?wally,” a ?herbert,” a ?spanner,” or a ?bampot,” he’s not showering you with compliments. Knickers in a Twist is as indispensable as a London city guide, as spot-on funny as an episode of The Office, and as edifying as Born to Kvetch and Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

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    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    ISBN 9781841958347
    Genre LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 194
    Publisher Date 2006-11-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 7.0 in
    Wdth 4.75 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.4 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Dictionary of British Slang
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Bernstein, Jonathan

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      Perfect for the new Londoner moving to the area..helpful and cute

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