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That's Not English   Erin Moore

That's Not English

130x200 240 страниц. 2016 год.
Vintage
In That's Not English, the seemingly superficial differences between British and American English open the door to a deeper exploration of a historic and fascinating cultural divide. In each of the thirty chapters, Erin Moore explains a different word we use that says more about us than we think. For example, ''Quite'' exposes the tension between English reserve and American enthusiasm; in ''Moreish'' she addresses our snacking habits; in ''Partner'' she examines marriage equality; in ''Pull'' the theme is dating and sex; ''Cheers'' is about drinking; and ''Knackered'' covers how we raise our kids. The result is a cultural history in miniature and an expatriate's survival guide. American by birth, Moore is a former book editor who specialized in spotting British books - including Eats, Shoots & Leaves - for the US market. She's spent the last seven years living in England with her Anglo-American husband and a small daughter with an English accent. That's Not...
 
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