By Marv Rubinstein

The American English Compendium is a enjoyable approach 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. court docket has an contrary that means from a similar time period in England. This publication choices up the place different language dictionaries depart 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 flora and fauna to foreign money. 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 few of the new web terminology, together with Twitterspeak.

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