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    DescriptionThis book is the first place to turn when you encounter a Britishism or Americanism. The dictionary illuminates differences in vocabulary, usage, pronunciation, spelling, and the history of English, how and why differences arose, and what those differences are. More then 2,500 entries are listed on each side with a set of tables that includes national holidays, presidents, kings and queens, and money. The dictionary is an easy-to-read, light-hearted, and sometimes irreverent catalogue of the difference between American and British English. With a tone that is deliberately informal, much of the intrinsic humor shines through, but never at the cost of accuracy or detail.


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    Title
    Bum Bags and Fanny Packs
    Subtitle
    A British-American American-British Dictionary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786717026
    ISBN 10: 0786717025
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24110
    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 51
    BIC subject category V2: GB
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC21: 427.97303
    DC22: 427.97303
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PE2835 .S65 2006
    Thema V1.0: GB
    Illustrations note
    Charts throughout, tables throughout
    Publisher
    Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    01 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jeremy Smith grew up in southeast England, went to the kinds of schools now depicted in movies, and graduated as a botanist from London in 1976. He migrated to California, began life as a computer professional, and avoided being in movies. His hobbies include global travel, artificial life, and going to the movies.