English To English: the A to Z of British-American translations

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Get your arugulas sorted out from your stiffies
with this handy dictionary

Could you…

1.Receive a stiffie in Stamford, Lincolnshire?

2.Buy some broadloom in Bradford, Yorkshire?

3.Get gazumped in Galveston, Texas?

4.Eat arugula in Aberdeen, Scotland?

5.Go to the carsey in Cleveland, Ohio?

6.Get your bangs trimmed in Belfast, northern Ireland?

(Answers below!)

This handy A to Z brings you bang up to date on over 2,000 commonly used English words that can cause confusion, chaos, red faces and even cost you money if you use them in the wrong way, in the wrong country … especially for business and social purposes. Perfect when you want to…

  • Avoid those horribly embarrassing social gaffes
  • Stay clear of potentially costly business term goofs
  • Understand what people really mean, wherever you are
  • Catch up with basic slang from Canada and Australia as well as UK-USA
  • Understand regional slang and jargon in parts of the USA and UK

Whatever your international English needs and wants, stick this guide in your pocket, briefcase or on your favourite electronic device … and avoid ever making embarrassing goofs in this complex language of ours, ever again.

“An invaluable guide to possible, indeed probable pitfalls” – says Jonathon Green, ‘The most-acclaimed British lexicographer since Johnson’ (The Independent).

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*Answers: (1.Yes, a stiffie is a formal invitation card. 2.Yes, as long as you called it fitted carpet.3.Possibly: gazumping is a real estate term. 4.Yes, provided you asked for rocket (salad.) 5.Yes, as long as you want to go to the washroom. 6.Yes, but you’d need to ask them to trim your fringe.
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