Norman W. Schur, Eugene H. Ehrlich's British Eglish A to Zed PDF

By Norman W. Schur, Eugene H. Ehrlich

ISBN-10: 0816042381

ISBN-13: 9780816042388

British English A to Zed supplies readers instant entry to an alphabetical directory of both the millions of ''Briticisms'' pointed out within the basic entries or the correlating ''Americanisms'' that seem during the publication. This up to date version beneficial properties greater than 5,000 entries, together with new phrases, either formal and slang, and phrases from resources as assorted as London companies and Bridget Jones's Diary.

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Sonar Stands for Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee. Used in finding and locating submarines and submarine objects. as dim as a Toc H lamp Inf. thick-headed Inf. Toc H (initials of Talbot House) is an organization for social service and fellowship; so called because it originated at Talbot House, a rest center for soldiers at Poperinghe, Belgium. Talbot House was named for Gilbert Talbot, who was killed in action in 1915. In front of each Toc H location hangs a lamp which is always dimly lit.

Seen in mild exclamations, as in Bother the boat train! after learning that the planes are full. Somewhat milder than blast! bothy, n. ) Used by farm hands. bottom, n. 1 . foot (far end) 2. staying power 1. , in the same way that a British street has a top rather than a head. bowls 39 2. Slang.

Slang. To make a bomb is to make a fortune. ' bonce, n. ft. 1 . agate 2. Slang, noodle 1. Slang. A large playing marble. 2. Slang. A rare usage, usually in the expression biff on the bonce, a shot on the head. t. 37 Slang, swipe Slang. To steal something; evoking the image of a dog skulking off with a bone. bone. See when it comes to the bone. bonkers, adj. Slang. Also, certified; doolally; crackers; dotty. bonnet, n. Automobile term. See Appendix ILE. , Slang 1 . goof 2. jail 3. jug 1. Though Americans don't use boob as a verb, they commonly use booboo to indicate the result.

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