Understanding British English
Bridging the Gap Between the English Language and Its American CounterpartBook - 1997
It is true that more and more Americanisms are finding their way into British speech and British usage has become increasingly familiar to Americans. But many words and phrases used on one side of the Atlantic might be Swahili to the other.
Understanding British English is a lexicon of words and phrases used abroad along with American definitions. For example: a "brolly" is an umbrella; "to be preggers" is to be pregnant; "lolly" means money; and "crisps" are merely potato chips.
This book serves a double purpose: it will be a major help to American travelers in England and, more than that, it is highly entertaining reading.