American English Compendium: A Portable Guide to the by Marv Rubinstein PDF

By Marv Rubinstein

ISBN-10: 144223282X

ISBN-13: 9781442232822

The American English Compendium is a enjoyable method to discover the nuances of the English language—learn crew of lions is termed a satisfaction; a gaggle of whales, a pod; and a gaggle of owls, a parliament. Distinguish among a quack and a shyster. research that “tabling a movement” in a U.S. courtroom has an contrary that means from an analogous time period in England. This booklet alternatives up the place different language dictionaries go away off: it contains universal proverbs, a sampling of yankee English as opposed to British English, well known American expressions and slang, acronyms, and sundry details on every little thing from flora and fauna to forex. during this re-creation, the staples were up to date and clean chapters were further, with info on pronunciation, oddball English phrases, or even many of the new web terminology, together with Twitterspeak.

Show description

Read or Download American English Compendium: A Portable Guide to the Idiosyncrasies, Subtleties, Technical Lingo, and Nooks and Crannies of American English PDF

Similar dictionaries & thesauruses books

New PDF release: Biographical Dictionary of the People’s Republic of China

This biographical dictionary is an quintessential examine device for info concerning the in demand folks of the previous seven a long time in China. The booklet files approximately six hundred chinese language people who contributed, for larger or worse, to the advance of chinese language lifestyles and tradition because the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

Download e-book for kindle: The Cambridge Dictionary of English Grammar by Pam Peters

The main up to date A-Z source to be had for English grammar, this dictionary presents concise, sensible definitions and motives of enormous quantities of phrases. each one time period contains examples and pass references to comparable options. all of the presently accredited phrases of grammar are incorporated, in addition to older, conventional names, arguable new coinages, and goods from the research of alternative languages.

Read e-book online Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution PDF

Because the world’s basically English-language historic dictionary of the chinese language Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), this publication bargains a complete assurance of significant old figures, occasions, political phrases, and different issues appropriate to this specified interval of contemporary chinese language heritage that had profound impact on social and cultural pursuits of the area within the Sixties and Seventies.

Salvatore Bizzarro's Historical Dictionary of Chile (Historical Dictionaries of PDF

This two-volume ancient Dictionary of Chile covers the economic climate and the environment,political events and heritage, and reprehensible interval of dictatorship in the course of a crucialtime in Chile’s background. the tip of the iron-fist rule of Augusto Pinochet, who ruledfrom 1973 until eventually 1990, notwithstanding, allowed a go back to democratic rule, and the countrykept looking for coherence and cohesion in nationwide existence between different and oftendiscordant components.

Additional resources for American English Compendium: A Portable Guide to the Idiosyncrasies, Subtleties, Technical Lingo, and Nooks and Crannies of American English

Example text

Download PDF sample

American English Compendium: A Portable Guide to the Idiosyncrasies, Subtleties, Technical Lingo, and Nooks and Crannies of American English by Marv Rubinstein


by Michael
4.5

Rated 4.68 of 5 – based on 37 votes