This is the guide that translates the King’s English for those of us here in The Colonies.
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This is the guide that translates the King’s English for those of us here in The Colonies. Award-winning British author Christopher J. Moore unravels the mysteries of popular British phrases from “Feather in your cap”, (a medieval tradition of presenting heroic knights with plumes for their helmets) to “Bangers and Mash” (a substantial meal of sausages and mashed potatoes). The book also traces the linguistic influences of writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Dickens, revealing their continuing impact on how Brits speak. Part language guide, part cultural study, and punctuated with light-hearted illustrations, this book makes a great companion for those traveling “across the pond” or who are charmed by everything British. Hardcover, 128 pages. 7 1/2" L x 5" W x 3/4" D. (5 oz.)