That's Not English

Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says about Us
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD17975
Released: Aug 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469033419
Narrator/s: Marguerite Gavin
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An expat's witty and insightful exploration of English and American cultural differences through the lens of language that will leave listeners gobsmacked. In That's Not English, the seemingly superficial differences between British and American English open the door to a deeper exploration of a historic and fascinating cultural divide. In each of the thirty chapters, Erin Moore explains a different word we use that says more about us than we think. For example, ''Quite'' exposes the tension between English reserve and American enthusiasm; in ''Moreish'' she addresses our snacking habits; in ''Partner'' she examines marriage equality; in ''Pull'' the theme is dating and sex; ''Cheers'' is about drinking; and ''Knackered'' covers how we raise our kids. The result is a cultural history in miniature and an expatriate's survival guide. American by birth, Moore is a former book editor who specialized in spotting British books -- including Eats, Shoots & Leaves -- for the US market. She's spent the last seven years living in England with her Anglo-American husband and a small daughter with an English accent. That's Not English is the perfect companion for modern anglophiles and the ten million British and American travelers who visit one another's countries each year.

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Author(s): Erin Moore
Genre: Language Arts

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Author(s): Erin Moore
Narrator(s): Marguerite Gavin
Product Number Z100102616
Released: Oct 13, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Gildan Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781469031606
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Author(s): Erin Moore
Genre: Language Arts
Product Number EB00452875
Released: Mar 24, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: #9780698186309

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