How do you respond to a dinner invitation that says qEight for eight thirtyq? What might induce you to get off a London train at a place called Mud Chute? When is it okay to drive over a sleeping policeman? And why do teh Brits keep saying qWho's she, the cat's motherq? Rules, Britannia is an invaluable resource for Americans who want to make a smooth transition when visiting or relocating to the UK. This entertaining and practical insider's guide contains scores of established do's and dont's that only a Brit would know. Most of us know that an elevator is called a qlifet, q a toilet is a qloo, q and the trunk of your car is the qboot, q but who would have a clue about a qsprogq or a qgobsmacked berkq? These phrases are part of daily conservation in the UK, and leave many visiting Americans as baffled as if they listening to a foreign language. Covering such essential topics as vocabulary, house- or qflatq-hunting, business culture, child rearing, and even relationship etiqutte, Rules, Britannia will ease the anxiety that comes with a transatlantic move or extended visit, and is sure to make any old Yank feel like a regular Joe Bloggs.Before getting behind the wheel or taking any part of the test, learners must first obtain a aprovisional driving licensea; they ... If you pass your test driving an automatic, you are not authorized to drive a stick shift (or amanuala) car in the UK.
|Author||:||Toni Summers Hargis|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2007-04-01|