The Resource That's not English : Britishisms, Americanisms, and what our English says about us, Erin Moore., (electronic resource)

That's not English : Britishisms, Americanisms, and what our English says about us, Erin Moore., (electronic resource)

Label
That's not English : Britishisms, Americanisms, and what our English says about us
Title
That's not English
Title remainder
Britishisms, Americanisms, and what our English says about us
Statement of responsibility
Erin Moore.
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Moore, Erin
Dewey number
427
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1074.8
LC item number
.M66 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Americanisms
  • Americanisms
  • Civilization
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
That's not English : Britishisms, Americanisms, and what our English says about us, Erin Moore., (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-223)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 25
  • Mufti
  • In which we find out why the English love uniforms so much
  • 31
  • Gobsmacked
  • In which the English creative class appears to take over the American media, bringing new slang with it
  • 37
  • Trainers
  • In which America and England are shown to be among the world's fattest countries, despite their apparent dedication to fitness
  • 43
  • Quite
  • Sorry
  • In which we find out why the English refuse to apologize for their overuse of 'sorry
  • 49
  • Toilet
  • In which we attempt to bring back a useful old word (while simultaneously discouraging the use of a vulgar one)
  • 55
  • Cheers
  • In which we find out why Queen Victoria said, "Give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them."
  • 59
  • Knackered
  • In which wefind out why Americans really like quite and the English only quite like really
  • In which our children arrive to collectively lobotomize us
  • 67
  • Brolly
  • In which the rain, it raineth. Every. Single. Day
  • 73
  • Bespoke
  • In which a venerable old word is seized upon by vulgarians-but not Americans
  • 81
  • Fortnight
  • In which we unpack the reasons why the English take more-and longer-vacations than Americans
  • 11
  • 89
  • Clever
  • In which we detect a common thread of anti-intellectualism running through both countries
  • 97
  • Ginger
  • In which ancient conflicts and prejudices continue to make life difficult for English redheads
  • 103
  • Dude
  • In which a word typifying American ease is revealed to have had more urbane origins
  • 109
  • Middle Class
  • Partner
  • In which an expat finds that her frustration with English reserve is not always justified
  • 117
  • Proper
  • In which we learn that people-and things-can be proper without being pretentious
  • 123
  • OK
  • In which American earnestness and moral relativism are shown to be two sides of the same coin
  • 129
  • Whinge
  • In which we find a far more stable class hierarchy in England, where class and cash are but loosely linked
  • In which the existence of the English "stiff upper lip" is called into question
  • 135
  • Bloody
  • In which we swear-and share-alike
  • 143
  • Scrappy
  • In which we recognize the difference between American- and English-style self-deprecation
  • 151
  • Pull
  • In which we close our eyes and think of England
  • 15
  • 159
  • Shall
  • In which a word seldom heard in America still speaks to the English
  • 165
  • Sir
  • In which the great and the good get gongs (and I explain what that means, in English)
  • 171
  • Yankee
  • In which we delve into the origins of a controversial nickname and uncover its unexpected relationship to pie
  • 179
  • Moreish
  • Skint
  • In which the money-talk taboo buckles under the weight of the recent recession
  • 187
  • Crimbo
  • In which we explore the pagan side of Christmas with our mutual friend Charles Dickens
  • 193
  • Tip
  • In which a gracious art is defended from its detractors
  • 199
  • Tea
  • In which we are surprised to discover that the English eat more chocolate than Americans do
  • In which the drink-and the rituals surrounding it-are shown to be considerably stronger than they appear
  • 207
  • Way Out
  • In which the Moore family comes to an enchanting place, and we leave them there
  • 213
Control code
o905247876
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 223 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698186309
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E858B65E-0762-4C2C-ADDA-1120945F6A85
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o905247876
  • (OCoLC)905247876
Label
That's not English : Britishisms, Americanisms, and what our English says about us, Erin Moore., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-223)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 25
  • Mufti
  • In which we find out why the English love uniforms so much
  • 31
  • Gobsmacked
  • In which the English creative class appears to take over the American media, bringing new slang with it
  • 37
  • Trainers
  • In which America and England are shown to be among the world's fattest countries, despite their apparent dedication to fitness
  • 43
  • Quite
  • Sorry
  • In which we find out why the English refuse to apologize for their overuse of 'sorry
  • 49
  • Toilet
  • In which we attempt to bring back a useful old word (while simultaneously discouraging the use of a vulgar one)
  • 55
  • Cheers
  • In which we find out why Queen Victoria said, "Give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them."
  • 59
  • Knackered
  • In which wefind out why Americans really like quite and the English only quite like really
  • In which our children arrive to collectively lobotomize us
  • 67
  • Brolly
  • In which the rain, it raineth. Every. Single. Day
  • 73
  • Bespoke
  • In which a venerable old word is seized upon by vulgarians-but not Americans
  • 81
  • Fortnight
  • In which we unpack the reasons why the English take more-and longer-vacations than Americans
  • 11
  • 89
  • Clever
  • In which we detect a common thread of anti-intellectualism running through both countries
  • 97
  • Ginger
  • In which ancient conflicts and prejudices continue to make life difficult for English redheads
  • 103
  • Dude
  • In which a word typifying American ease is revealed to have had more urbane origins
  • 109
  • Middle Class
  • Partner
  • In which an expat finds that her frustration with English reserve is not always justified
  • 117
  • Proper
  • In which we learn that people-and things-can be proper without being pretentious
  • 123
  • OK
  • In which American earnestness and moral relativism are shown to be two sides of the same coin
  • 129
  • Whinge
  • In which we find a far more stable class hierarchy in England, where class and cash are but loosely linked
  • In which the existence of the English "stiff upper lip" is called into question
  • 135
  • Bloody
  • In which we swear-and share-alike
  • 143
  • Scrappy
  • In which we recognize the difference between American- and English-style self-deprecation
  • 151
  • Pull
  • In which we close our eyes and think of England
  • 15
  • 159
  • Shall
  • In which a word seldom heard in America still speaks to the English
  • 165
  • Sir
  • In which the great and the good get gongs (and I explain what that means, in English)
  • 171
  • Yankee
  • In which we delve into the origins of a controversial nickname and uncover its unexpected relationship to pie
  • 179
  • Moreish
  • Skint
  • In which the money-talk taboo buckles under the weight of the recent recession
  • 187
  • Crimbo
  • In which we explore the pagan side of Christmas with our mutual friend Charles Dickens
  • 193
  • Tip
  • In which a gracious art is defended from its detractors
  • 199
  • Tea
  • In which we are surprised to discover that the English eat more chocolate than Americans do
  • In which the drink-and the rituals surrounding it-are shown to be considerably stronger than they appear
  • 207
  • Way Out
  • In which the Moore family comes to an enchanting place, and we leave them there
  • 213
Control code
o905247876
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 223 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698186309
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E858B65E-0762-4C2C-ADDA-1120945F6A85
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o905247876
  • (OCoLC)905247876

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