The Queen's English Knowledge Cards

The Queen's English Knowledge Cards
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The Queen's English Knowledge Cards
$9.95ITEM #K162
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With 48 fact-filled cards per package, Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information—all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards. Size: 3¼ x 4".

By Andy Swapp.

ISBN 9780764915956

Product Description

A Smattering of Seemingly Nonsensical British Words and Phrases

To the average American, British English can be as difficult to decipher as Swahili or ancient Aramaic. Suppose, for example, a Londoner instructs you to "pin back your lug-holes"; how would you perform such a task? Or suppose a Liverpudlian invites you to share his "jam buttie"; should you turn away in disgust or thank him for his hospitality? The answer to these questions and more await you in this informative and amusing deck of Knowledge Cards by Andy Swapp.

Each of the 48 cards features, on one side, a bewildering British colloquialism, epithet, or expletive and, on the flip side, its definition, origin, and equivalent in American slang. Language lovers on both sides of the Atlantic will enjoy this pithy romp through the Queen's English.

Click on the small picture to see a sample card.