Rules, Britannia

Rules, Britannia

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How do you respond to a dinner invitation that says qEight for eight thirtyq? What might induce you to get off a London train at a place called Mud Chute? When is it okay to drive over a sleeping policeman? And why do teh Brits keep saying qWho's she, the cat's motherq? Rules, Britannia is an invaluable resource for Americans who want to make a smooth transition when visiting or relocating to the UK. This entertaining and practical insider's guide contains scores of established do's and dont's that only a Brit would know. Most of us know that an elevator is called a qlifet, q a toilet is a qloo, q and the trunk of your car is the qboot, q but who would have a clue about a qsprogq or a qgobsmacked berkq? These phrases are part of daily conservation in the UK, and leave many visiting Americans as baffled as if they listening to a foreign language. Covering such essential topics as vocabulary, house- or qflatq-hunting, business culture, child rearing, and even relationship etiqutte, Rules, Britannia will ease the anxiety that comes with a transatlantic move or extended visit, and is sure to make any old Yank feel like a regular Joe Bloggs.W/hen ordering tea or coffee, Brits use the phrases a€œwhite, a€ a€œblack, a€ and variations thereof: Whitea€”a€”coffee/ tea with milk White withouta€”coffee/ tea with milk ... If you make someone a cup of tea in your home, play it safe and ask your guest how he or she likes it beforehand. ... A final point on tea: Youa#39;ll discover there are many different opinions about how the perfect cup of tea is made, but one thing is foranbsp;...

Title:Rules, Britannia
Author:Toni Summers Hargis
Publisher:Macmillan - 2007-04-01


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