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By Marv Rubinstein

The American English Compendium is a enjoyable strategy to discover the nuances of the English language—learn staff of lions is termed a satisfaction; a bunch of whales, a pod; and a bunch of owls, a parliament. Distinguish among a quack and a shyster. research that “tabling a movement” in a U.S. courtroom has an contrary which means from an analogous time period in England. This e-book selections up the place different language dictionaries depart off: it contains universal proverbs, a sampling of yankee English as opposed to British English, renowned 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 details on pronunciation, oddball English phrases, or even a number of the new web terminology, together with Twitterspeak.

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