Brit-think, Ameri-think: A Transatlantic Survival Guide

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hen it comes to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Brits and Yanks, it's not just our vocabulary but also our attitudes that differ. This irreverent guide surveys a whole gamut of British-American divergences, from sex to food, from pets to religion, from sports to money, and from war to-most divergent of all-humor. Entertaining and invaluable, 'Brit-Think, Ameri-Think' has been updated to reflect changes in political, cultural, and social trends, and includes new chapters on cultural icons Oprah Winfrey and Bridget Jones, and on Brit-cool vs. Ameri-cool.

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User Review  - lyssrose - LibraryThing

Altogether a very interesting read - I can't, obviously, comment on the accuracy of the Brit descriptions, but for the American ones, the majority were spot on. Granted, the book is dealing with broad generalizations, but taken with a hefty dose of reality, it was quite amusing. Read full review

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I bought it and fell in love with the words and someone who KNEW how my new English husband was.
Being an American I Fell Head Over Heels for the British accent and WOW, was I in for a surprise
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I love the book and it HELPED me emensley.I lived in England from 1985 to 2003 and when The Book was at Dillon's Book Store in 1988 it became my guide......lol LOVE IT STILL even though we are divorced, my youngest son is a Brit. Well half half and now in America he is NOT over the moon and wants to return to the U.K.
 

Contents

FIRST THINGS FIRST
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BRITS AND YANKS ABROAD BUSINESS AND PLEASURE
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STRICTLY BUSINESS
19
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Jane Walmsley was born in Pittsburgh, but has lived in England for more than twenty years, where she works as a television broadcaster, producer, and journalist. She is married to a Brit, who is undoubtedly the source of much of her insight into the British character.

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