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    You are What You Speak: How to Become Effortlessly Upper Class (Hardback) By (author) Gabrielle Mander


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    DescriptionDespite our supposedly classless society, a great many people still aspire to upper-class manners, speech, affectations and mannerisms. Speech and pronunciation are the tell-tale signs that will identify an impostor from the real toff. "You Are What You Speak" is a witty celebration of the eccentricities of the English aristocracy and its manners, prejudices and mannerisms. It also takes a blisteringly funny and hard-hitting look at the snobberies and pomposities that threaten to govern modern social life. Cleverly written, sharply observed, and engagingly illustrated, this is an invaluable guide to anyone who would like to know the difference between a 'napkin' and 'serviette', and a 'dessert' and 'pudding'. Including text speak for toffs, baby names for the aspiring aristocrat, a dictionary of what not to say, and posh speak in a business environment, "You Are What You Speak" is a well-bred volume for aristocrat and artisan alike!

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    You are What You Speak
    How to Become Effortlessly Upper Class
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gabrielle Mander
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 185 mm
    ISBN 13: 9781843172581
    ISBN 10: 1843172585

    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: JFSC, CBP, WHL
    BIC E4L: HUM
    BISAC V2.8: SOC050000, LAN026000
    DC22: 427.09
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    Thema V1.0: JBSA, CBP, WHL
    Illustrations note
    Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
    Publication date
    10 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "'It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making another Englishman hate or despise him.' George Bernard Shaw in Pygmalion"