Britannia in Brief

Britannia in Brief

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When it comes to Britain, most Americans dona€™t know (Union) Jack. Fortunately, now an Anglo-American husband-and-wife team are here to help with a smart, funny, and handy guide that minds the gap between fact and fiction. From Whigs and Windsors to wankers and Wales, this spit-spot-on reference covers all manner of British history, society, culture, language, and everyday life, including a€c the class system, title envy, and a thumbnail sketch of British dynasties a€c highlights of the social season (yes, they have a social season) a€c Parliament, prime ministers, and a wild variety of political parties a€c British sports 101, including football (by which we mean soccer), cricket, rugby, snooker, and darts a€c answers to the pressing question: Whata€™s on the telly? a€c British culinary delights, from Marmite to late-night tikka masala a€c odd pronunciations (e.g., how a€œSt. Johna€ becomes a€œSin Juna€) a€c cockney slang, or why you should never get caught a€œtelling porkies on the doga€ a€c Londonersa€™ pride in the Tube and the truth about trainspotting So whether youa€™re traveling to England on business or for pleasure, dating a Brit, hoping to comfort a homesick Londoner (whip up a treacle tart, recipe included), or simply curious about life across the pond, Britannia in Brief is the perfect companion. From the Trade Paperback edition.The format can vary, but generally speaking, pub quizzes happen at pubs (or other venues) on weekday evenings when theya#39;re trying to get ... at the top of the paper, and then records the answers to questions of varying degrees of difficulty.

Title:Britannia in Brief
Author: Leslie Banker, William Mullins
Publisher:Ballantine Books - 2009-05-19

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