We're chuffed to bits to present this tour of Ole Blighty's lingo. It's the dog's bollocks! Try it out on the lads down your local, have a few pints, and don't worry about sounding naff - if it all goes pear-shaped, wait for the sound of 'Oh, bless!' as they pat you on the back and buy you another bevvie. -Features special sections on Scottish, Welsh, Cornish, and Scots (Lallans). -Lonely Planet's English Language a Culture series gets behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew. -Get into the culture and humour behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them.To add to the confusion, the first syllable of router, a woodworking implement, also rhymes with a#39;pouta#39; in both British and American English. Then therea#39;s the router, a computer peripheral. Some British techies pronounce it a#39;rootera#39;, to distinguishanbsp;...
|Title||:||British Language & Culture|
|Publisher||:||Lonely Planet - 2007|