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The Resource American English compendium : a portable guide to the idiosyncrasies, subtleties, technical lingo, and nooks and crannies of American English, Marv Rubinstein

American English compendium : a portable guide to the idiosyncrasies, subtleties, technical lingo, and nooks and crannies of American English, Marv Rubinstein

Label
American English compendium : a portable guide to the idiosyncrasies, subtleties, technical lingo, and nooks and crannies of American English
Title
American English compendium
Title remainder
a portable guide to the idiosyncrasies, subtleties, technical lingo, and nooks and crannies of American English
Statement of responsibility
Marv Rubinstein
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fun way to explore the nuances of the English language -- learn that a group of lions is called a pride; A group of whales, a pod; one of owls a parliament. Distinguish between a quack and a shyster. Learn that "tabling a motion" in a U.S. Court has an opposite meaning to the same term in England. This book picks up where other language dictionaries leave off: it includes common proverbs, a sampling of American English vs. British English, popular American expressions and slang, acronyms, and varied information on everything from wildlife to currency. In this new edition, the staples have been updated, and fresh chapters, including spelling, punctuation, and pronunciation; odd-ball English words, and even "youthspeak," which deals with Twitterspeak and other online language. --Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubinstein, Marvin
Dewey number
423/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
PE2835
LC item number
.R83 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Americanisms
  • Americanisms
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • United States
Label
American English compendium : a portable guide to the idiosyncrasies, subtleties, technical lingo, and nooks and crannies of American English, Marv Rubinstein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published as: 21st century American English compendium, 3rd ed., 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American spoken here, English understood -- Proverbs, slogans, and aphorisms -- Popular American expressions -- Proverbial commentaries -- Similes and metaphors indicating extremes -- A pronounced difference -- American slang and colloquialisms -- Oddball American English words -- British vs. American English (and vice versa) -- Worldwide English -- Foreign words and phrases frequently used in English -- Common American legal terms -- Common American medical terms -- Business colloquialisms, slang, and acronyms -- Neologisms -- Acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms -- Acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms in the computer, internet, and communications industries -- From where do you hail? -- For the symbol minded -- Currencies of the world -- International measurements -- Baby talk -- The birds and the trees -- The colorful American language -- Color commentaries -- Language and laughter
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • Fourth edition.
  • First Rowman & Littlefield edition.
Extent
xviii, 524 pages
Isbn
9781442232822
Lccn
2014011547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn868042696
Label
American English compendium : a portable guide to the idiosyncrasies, subtleties, technical lingo, and nooks and crannies of American English, Marv Rubinstein
Publication
Note
Previously published as: 21st century American English compendium, 3rd ed., 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American spoken here, English understood -- Proverbs, slogans, and aphorisms -- Popular American expressions -- Proverbial commentaries -- Similes and metaphors indicating extremes -- A pronounced difference -- American slang and colloquialisms -- Oddball American English words -- British vs. American English (and vice versa) -- Worldwide English -- Foreign words and phrases frequently used in English -- Common American legal terms -- Common American medical terms -- Business colloquialisms, slang, and acronyms -- Neologisms -- Acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms -- Acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms in the computer, internet, and communications industries -- From where do you hail? -- For the symbol minded -- Currencies of the world -- International measurements -- Baby talk -- The birds and the trees -- The colorful American language -- Color commentaries -- Language and laughter
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • Fourth edition.
  • First Rowman & Littlefield edition.
Extent
xviii, 524 pages
Isbn
9781442232822
Lccn
2014011547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn868042696

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