British English: A to Zed

A Definitive Guide to the Queen's English

Author: Norman W. Schur

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626364672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 481

View: 4391


Whether you are traveling to Great Britain or just want to understand British popular culture, this unique dictionary will answer your questions. British English from A to Zed contains more than 5,500 British terms and their American equivalents, each with a short explanation of the term’s history and an example of its use. The appendixes provide valuable supplemental material with differences between British and American pronunciation, grammar, and spelling as well as terms grouped in specific areas such as currency, weight, and numbers. This dictionary will help you unravel the meanings of: ? Berk (idiot) ? Bevvied up (drunk) ? Crisps (potato chips) ? Erk (rookie) ? To judder (to shake) ? Noughts and crosses (tic-tac-toe) ? And more! George Bernard Shaw famously said that the British and Americans were “two peoples separated by a common language.” This book bridges that gap.

Anglotopia's Dictionary of British English

British Slang from a to Zed

Author: Jonathan Thomas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482014211

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

View: 8820


It is often said that Britain and the United States are a common culture divided by language. This book is a guide to all the fun linguistic differences between American and British English. The British not only have their own unique words but they also use certain words much differently and this book seeks to gather all those words and phrases in one place for easy reference. This book is perfect to keep on hand while you're watching the latest episode of Downton Abbey or Doctor Who and you hear a word that you don't understand. It is our hope that this book will enrich your experience of British Culture and lead to further understanding between our two countries.In this book:• General Word and Phrase Dictionary• Cockney Slang Guide• Scots English Guide• Scouse English Guide• Yorkshire English Guide• West Country English Guide• London Slang• Australian English• Amusing British Place Names• And More!!!

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 677


Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

A to Zed- Ato Zee, A Guide to Differenues between British and American English, Stanley, 2000

A to Zed- Ato Zee, A Guide to Differenues between British and American English

Author: Stanley

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

View: 924


Preface This book is intended for Americans and Britons who want to understand each other better, and for foreign students of either American or British English who want to familiarise (or familiarize) themselves with the other main variety of the language. According to George Bernard Shaw, the United States and England are two great nations separated by a common tongue. In fact, most of the time the two peoples understand each other fairly well, or think they do. The accent is different, of course, but it presents no more of a barrier than any regional accent would. Differences in grammar, syntax and spelling are relatively minor. The main differences, and they are huge, are lexical and cultural. This state of affairs is reflected in the structure and content of the present book, which makes no pretence (or pretense) of being exhaustive, but which does try to be comprehensive. Short initial chapters outline the historical background and the differences in pronunciation, spelling and grammar. The main part of the book, however, consists of a dictionary of British vocabulary and cultural references which someone from the United States might have trouble understanding, and of a dictionary of American vocabulary and cultural references that might present problems to someone from the British Isles. As the book is not aimed at academics, but at laymen (or laypersons) who are curious about language, phonetic differences are shown, when necessary, by a figured pronunciation. The A to Zed section is written to be read by Americans, the/4 to Zee section by Britons. Finally, a number of older terms have been retained in both sections of the dictionary for the benefit of the small number of Americans and Britons who happen to be complete novices in the study of English as a foreign language.

A Million Miles from Broadway -- Musical Theatre Beyond New York and London

Author: Mel Atkey


ISBN: 0991695704

Category: Musicals

Page: 295

View: 7627


Musical theatre is an international form, not just an American one. It can take root anywhere. Few people would realise that such hit standards as "The Glow Worm," "Brazil," "Mack the Knife," "I Will Wait for You" and "El Condor Pasa" came from foreign language musicals. ""His research is monumental... This is an important book on a previously undocumented area of musical theatre."" -- Peter Pinne, Stage Whispers ""There's never been a better book for the armchair-traveler-theatergoer."" -- Peter Filichia

The UK to USA Dictionary

British English Vs. American English

Author: Claudine Dervaes,John Hunter

Publisher: Solitaire Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9780933143401

Category: Reference

Page: 138

View: 928


An A to Z ("Zed") of terms and expressions that differ in British English vs. American English. Dictionary format with UK terms and expressions and their US equivalents first, followed by US terms and expressions and the UK equivalents next. Also includes pages of rhyming slang, pronunciation differences, spelling differences, conversion charts and more. Great for travelers, Anglophiles, expatriates and anyone who has a love of languages!

The Queen's English

An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words

Author: C.J. Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1606523104

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 813


From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," The Queen's English is your indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language, which has shown many a poor soul the way out for little more than twanging a vowel, splitting an infinitive or, crime of all crimes, saying dinner instead of tea. With The Queen's English there's no need to become "flummoxed" ever again. This must-have A to Z guide uncovers the quintessential meanings behind more than 100 familiar words and phrases of the distinctively British lexicon, including: By hook or by crook (adv. phrase): It is good to find a phrase in common use that goes back as far as this one, and which appears (though not entirely proven) to link back to England's feudal past. In medieval times when the peasantry were not allowed to cut down trees, they were permitted nonetheless to gather firewood from loose or dead branches which could be obtained using "hook" (bill hook, a traditional cutting tool) or "crook," a staff with a curved end. No doubt the desperate peasant often exceeded the strict use of these tools, and so the sense is to achieve something by whatever means possible. The first recorded use of the phrase is from the fourteenth century. Gazump (vt.): Usually so proud of their reputation for playing fair, the English have a curious blind spot when it comes to buying and selling houses. To "gazump" is to raise the price of a piece of real estate after the sale has been agreed but before the contract is signed, usually on the pretext that the owner has received a higher offer elsewhere. The original buyer is then forced to raise their offer or the property goes to the higher bidder. This unethical but not illegal practice appeared first with the spelling "gazoomph" and was derived from an older and more

Letter Perfect

The Marvelous History of Our Alphabet From A to Z

Author: David Sacks

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307419088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 3456


A fun, lively, and learned excursion into the alphabet—and cultural history. Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions: the alphabet. The heart of the book is the 26 fact-filled “biographies” of letters A through Z, each one identifying the letter’s particular significance for modern readers, tracing its development from ancient forms, and discussing its noteworthy role in literature and other media. We learn, for example, why the letter X has a sinister and sexual aura, how B came to signify second best, why the word “mother” in many languages starts with M, and what is the story of O. Packed with information and lavishly illustrated, Letter Perfect is accessible, entertaining, and essential to the appreciation of our own language.

Portale zu Vergangenheit und Zukunft

Bibliotheken in Deutschland

Author: Jürgen Seefeldt,Ludger Syré,Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Bibliotheksverbände

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783487117126

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

View: 3594


Cataloging and Classification

An Introduction

Author: Lois Mai Chan,Athena Salaba

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442232501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

View: 4894


The fourth edition of the late Lois Mai Chan's classic Cataloging and Classification covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries. Since the last edition published in 2007, there have been dramatic changes in cataloging systems from the Library of Congress. The most notable being the shift from AACR2 to Resource Description and Access (RDA) as the new standard developed by the Library of Congress. With the help of the coauthor, Athena Salaba, this text is modified throughout to conform to the new standard. Retaining the overall outline of the previous edition, this text presents the essence of library cataloging and classification in terms of three basic functions: descriptive cataloging, subject access, and classification. Within this framework, all chapters have been rewritten to incorporate the changes that have occurred during the interval between the third and fourth editions. In each part, the historical development and underlying principles of the retrieval mechanism at issue are treated first, because these are considered essential to an understanding of cataloging and classification. Discussion and examples of provisions in the standards and tools are then presented in order to illustrate the operations covered in each chapter. Divided into five parts—a general overview; record production and structure, encoding formats, and metadata records; RDA; subject access and controlled vocabularies; and the organization of library resources—each part of the book begins with a list of the standards and tools used in the preparation and processing of that part of the cataloging record covered, followed by suggested background readings selected to help the reader gain an overview of the subject to be presented. This book is the standard text for the teaching and understanding of cataloging and classification.

Righting English That's Gone Dutch

Author: Joy Burrough-Boenisch

Publisher: Kemper Conseil Publishing

ISBN: 9789076542089


Page: 166

View: 1357


Handleiding voor het vermijden van 'Dunglish', de mengtaal die ontstaat als Nederlanders het Engels gebruiken volgens de regels van het Nederlands.

Der Taubentunnel

Geschichten aus meinem Leben

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713421

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5936


»Mitreißend, unterhaltsam und spannend wie einen Thriller erzählt le Carré in Der Taubentunnel sein Leben.« Eckart Baier, Buchjournal Was macht das Leben eines Schriftstellers aus? Mit dem Welterfolg Der Spion, der aus der Kälte kam gab es für John le Carré keinen Weg zurück. Er kündigte seine Stelle im diplomatischen Dienst, reiste zu Recherchezwecken um den halben Erdball — Afrika, Russland, Israel, USA, Deutschland —, traf die Mächtigen aus Politik- und Zeitgeschehen und ihre heimlichen Handlanger. John le Carré ist ein exzellenter und unabhängiger Beobachter, mit untrüglichem Gespür für Macht und Verrat. Aber auch für die komischen Seiten des weltpolitischen Spiels. In seinen Memoiren blickt er zurück auf sein Leben und sein Schreiben. Die Memoiren eines Jahrhundertautors

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954723255


Page: 508

View: 9045


George Eliot, eigentlich Mary Anne Evans, (1819-1880) war eine englische Schriftstellerin. Sie zahlt zu den erfolgreichsten Autoren des viktorianischen Zeitalters. Ihre Romane wie Middlemarch und Die Muhle am Floss gehoren zu den Klassikern englischer Literatur. Reproduktion des Originals in neuer Rechtschreibung.

An Universal Etymological English Dictionary

Comprehending The Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue, Either Ancient Or Modern, from the Ancient British, Saxon, Danish, Norman and Modern French ... : And Also A Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words Derived from Any of the Aforesaid Languages .... Containing An Additional Collection of Words (not in the first Volume) with their Explications and Etymologies from the Ancient British, Teutonic, Dutch, Saxon ...

Author: Nathan Bailey

Publisher: N.A



Page: 800

View: 1650



Ein Leben

Author: Jonathan Eig

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641172179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 5859


Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil

Die vergessene Welt

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843059853

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1047


Arthur Conan Doyle: Die vergessene Welt The Lost World. Erstdruck London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1912. Hier in der Übersetzung von Karl Soll, Berlin, A. Scherl, 1926, erschienen unter dem Titel »Die verlorene Welt«. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

A Daughter of Isis

The Autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi

Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856496803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

View: 5116


Egyptian novelist, doctor, and militant writer of Arab women's struggles, Saadawi recounts her life since she was born and describes her work as a physician, the publishing of her first books, and her incarceration and exile.