All you Anglophiles this book is for you!
Erin Moore is an American who now calls England her home. With humour and a plenty of informative facts, she examines a number of misunderstood terms used by both Brits and Americans, sharing their colourful origins and context.
Living in Australia during my teens, I too have wrestled with the difference between North American and British isms (as used Down Under) which is probably why That’s Not English immediately captured my attention and satisfied some of my curiosity.
I thought that the author often went off topic at times and I would forget what exactly the original discussion was about, but this was a very minor annoyance.
A light-hearted, yet educational look at American and British cultural differences through language, I found That’s Not English an amusing guide that certainly expanded my understanding and appreciation of how certain words are used by both countries. That’s all folks! Pip-pip and cheerio!
I received a copy of That’s Not English with much thanks to Penguin Random House, but this in no way influenced the thoughts and opinions expressed in my review.