Toni Summers Hargis

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AuthorToni Summers Hargis
ISBN-139781429905190
<p>How do you respond to a dinner invitation that says &quot;Eight for eight thirty&quot;? What might induce you to get off a London train at a place called Mud Chute? When is it okay to drive over a sleeping policeman? And why do teh Brits keep saying &quot;Who's she, the cat's mother&quot;?</p> <p><em>Rules, Britannia</em> is an invaluable resource for Americans who want to make a smooth transition when visiting or relocating to the UK. This entertaining and practical insider's guide contains scores of established do's and dont's that only a Brit would know.</p> <p>Most of us know that an elevator is called a &quot;lifet,&quot; a toilet is a &quot;loo,&quot; and the trunk of your car is the &quot;boot,&quot; but who would have a clue about a &quot;sprog&quot; or a &quot;gobsmacked berk&quot;? These phrases are part of daily conservation in the UK, and leave many visiting Americans as baffled as if they listening to a foreign language.</p> <p>Covering such essential topics as vocabulary, house- or &quot;flat&quot;-hunting, business culture, child rearing, and even relationship etiqutte, <em>Rules, Britannia</em> will ease the anxiety that comes with a transatlantic move or extended visit, and is sure to make any old Yank feel like a regular Joe Bloggs.</p>

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How do you respond to a dinner invitation that says "Eight for eight thirty"? What might induce you to get off a London train at a place called Mud Chute? When is it okay to drive over a sleeping policeman? And why do teh Brits keep saying "Who's she, the cat's mother"?

Rules, Britannia is an invaluable resource for Americans who want to make a smooth transition when visiting or relocating to the UK. This entertaining and practical insider's guide contains scores of established do's and dont's that only a Brit would know.

Most of us know that an elevator is called a "lifet," a toilet is a "loo," and the trunk of your car is the "boot," but who would have a clue about a "sprog" or a "gobsmacked berk"? These phrases are part of daily conservation in the UK, and leave many visiting Americans as baffled as if they listening to a foreign language.

Covering such essential topics as vocabulary, house- or "flat"-hunting, business culture, child rearing, and even relationship etiqutte, Rules, Britannia will ease the anxiety that comes with a transatlantic move or extended visit, and is sure to make any old Yank feel like a regular Joe Bloggs.

Rules, Britannia - eBook

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St. Martin's Press
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Toni Summers Hargis
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1429905190

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A fun book about the s...

A fun book about the social norms and habits of Britons. The writer has an excellent sense of humor and a deep love for the wonder and absurdity of British eccentricities. I read this as prep for another trip to the UK, and have to say that I saw a lot more and laughed a lot more after reading it than before. There are a number of similar books out on this topic, but Hargis definitely has a gift for the turn of phrase and is adept at delivering the sly witticism.

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I bought this book thi...

I bought this book thinking it would be an entertaining account of the mores of the British, but it's really a bare-bones "so you want to move to Great Britain" guide. The chapter on how to pronounce names of places is useful and fun, though.


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