Bum Bags and Fanny Packs: A British-American, American-British Dictionary

Front Cover
Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2006 - Reference - 308 pages
0 Reviews
This book is the first place to turn when you encounter a Britishism or Americanism. The dictionary illuminates differences in vocabulary, usage, pronunciation, spelling, and the history of English, how and why differences arose, and what those differences are. More then 2,500 entries are listed on each side with a set of tables that includes national holidays, presidents, kings and queens, and money. The dictionary is an easy-to-read, light-hearted, and sometimes irreverent catalogue of the difference between American and British English. With a tone that is deliberately informal, much of the intrinsic humor shines through, but never at the cost of accuracy or detail.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Other editions - View all

References from web pages

Channelnewsasia.com : Bookstore
Say hello to Bum Bags and Fanny Packs, a British-American, American-British dictionary that serves as both an informal reference and a good snarky read. ...
www.channelnewsasia.com/ stories/ editorpick/ bookview/ .html

Bum Bags and Fanny Packs by Jeremy Smith , ISBN:0786717025
This book is the first place to turn when you encounter a Britishism or Americanism. The dictionary illuminates differences in vocabulary, usage, ...
www.betterworld.com/ rss.aspx?t=p& pi=3184463

Jeremy Smith : Bum Bags And Fanny Packs : A British-American ...
priceminister Compra Venta garantizada , Libro Bum Bags And Fanny Packs : A British-American American-British Dictionary nuevo y segunda mano al mejor ...
www.priceminister.es/ offer/ buy/ 22105635/ Bum-Bags-And-Fanny-Packs-A-British-American-American-British-Dictionary-Libr...

Literary Links May/June 2006
Literary Links. May/June 2006. Good News and Announcements. Good News--It's a three-book deal for Pat White! Her series for Harlequin Intrigue will feature ...
www.literary-liaisons.com/ news0506.html

bumoclub.com
Amazon.com: Bum Bags and Fanny Packs : A British-American American-British Dictionary: Jeremy Smith: Books. ...
www.bumoclub.com/ search/ 0/ bum+bags/

I LOVE A MYSTERY
1. I LOVE A MYSTERY. ®. Nov./Dec., 2006. Volume 7, No. 7 6114 Johnson Dr. • Mission, KS 66202 • (913) 432-2583. www.iloveamystery.com. In thisissue… ...
www.iloveamystery.com/ images/ 2006_Nov_Dec.pdf

Netvouz - DICCIONARIOS bookmarks by zsuzsi55
Netvouz is a social bookmark manager where you can store your favorite links online and access them from any computer. You organize your bookmarks in ...
www.netvouz.com/ zsuzsi55/ folder/ 916278076793514523/ DICCIONARIOS?pg=1

About the author (2006)

Jeremy Smith grew up in southeast England, went to the kinds of schools now depicted in movies, and graduated as a botanist from London in 1976. He migrated to California, began life as a computer professional, and avoided being in movies. His hobbies include global travel, artificial life, and going to the movies.

Bibliographic information