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Collins Quite Brilliant: A Celebration of British English (Paperback)
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Collins Quite Brilliant: A Celebration of British English (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/06/2012
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A jubilant celebration of British English's most wonderful moments (and of the island nations that came up with them). We British are an eccentric population with a culture that is suitably, and uniquely, barmy. We invented trainspotting and raves; we love saying 'please' and 'thank you' to strangers in the street but then shouting at them in football grounds; we taught the world how to write great pop music but also how to make a jolly good cup of tea. From out of this higgledy-piggledy culture have emerged the thousands of brilliantly British words and phrases we use to define it. This book is a celebration of these linguistic gems, and of the people and culture they describe.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007485796
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 17 mm

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