Sunday, December 12, 2010
Very Best of British
A fun look at the differences between British and American English. Written by the British bloke who moved to Tossa Lane, Austin, Texas. This humourous and informative book is a must for anyone who wants to speak British!! Illustrated throughout with 22 original cartoons, this book contains over 1000 words and expressions you thought meant the same on both sides of the Atlantic!
The cartoons are cute, and some of the definitions are amusing. However, I own so many other books like this that were done better, that this was a bit of a let down. Books like Brit-Think, Ameri-Think: A Transatlantic Survival Guide, Revised Edition by Jane Walmsley are more my type. Not bad though if you just want a very basic dictionary of British terms.