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That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us - Community Reviews back

by Erin Moore, Lynne Truss
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 5 years ago
Given the number of times I read parts of this book out loud to MT, and the fact that it didn't drive him nearly as crazy as it usually does when I did so, I should rate this book higher than I did. It's good: interesting, funny and informative. The title is 80% accurate but I'd argue that it's a...
Reflections rated it 7 years ago
Reading about words is always an irresistible meta-pleasure for me, but Erin Moore’s book about the differences between British and American English adds another layer of fascination by exploring the cultural reasons behind the word use variations--why it is that two nations who share so much, inclu...
Interrupting Soliloquy
Interrupting Soliloquy rated it 7 years ago
Overall, it's an interesting read, and I like reading about linguistics and cultural differences so the main topic of the book is quite (meant in the American sense) spot on for me. The moments when she discusses the cultural loss of her daughter to the UK were some of my favorite moments in the boo...
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