World English: From Aloha to Zed
From Albuquerque to Melbourne to Zanzibar, a lively tour of English usage around the world
Is "What's up, Doc?" an appropriate response to a Scot who asks if you're wabbit?
Is it logical to assume that a cowhand has been dipping into the loco weed when he tells you he's six feet above snakes?
If an Australian gives you heaps, should you thank him, laugh, get angry, or see a doctor?
With World English, you'll never be in the dark about the meanings of these and thousands of other English words and phrases. Featuring complete definitions of almost 3,000 English terms from around the world, World English is an endless source of insight, inspiration, and fun for writers, word mavens, international business people, students, and sophisticated travelers alike.
The only A-to-Z reference to English usage around the world
* Features almost 3,000 English words and phrases
* Entries include concise definitions, regions of origin, cross-cultural synonyms, and notes on etymology
"We have adopted as words Bartlett's and Webster's; maybe someday, we'll have Hendrickson's as a generic term."-Library Journal, from a review of Human Words
What people are saying - Write a review
World English: from aloha to zedUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Around the world, more than a billion people speak English, some fluently and some with only a passing familiarity. Here Hendrickson has compiled a fair representation of words spoken by English ... Read full review