The American English Compendium is a enjoyable solution to discover the nuances of the English language—learn crew of lions is named a satisfaction; a gaggle of whales, a pod; and a gaggle of owls, a parliament. Distinguish among a quack and a shyster. research that “tabling a movement” in a U.S. courtroom has an contrary that means from a similar time period in England. This ebook selections up the place different language dictionaries go away off: it contains universal proverbs, a sampling of yankee English as opposed to British English, renowned American expressions and slang, acronyms, and sundry details on every little thing from natural world to forex. during this new version, the staples were up-to-date and clean chapters were additional, with details on pronunciation, oddball English phrases, or even a number of the new web terminology, together with Twitterspeak.

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