Any American who has ever visited the UK can report humorous or awkward interchanges in which communication broke down. Why? Because while the two countries share a common language, there are profound—and often confusing—differences in usage, colloquialisms, terminology, and slang. Read more...
Books By Marshall Hall
A professor of socio-anthropology with a lifelong interest in travel and linguistics, Marshall Hall began life on an Ohio farm. He moved from the University of Cincinnati to teach at the American College in London. 33 years later, he still calls the UK home. He is married to an English woman, has UK citizenship, and lives in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, just outside central London.
Blimey, I’m Knackered! An American’s Survival Guide to British English is now available in bookstores, online and wherever fine books are sold. (Due to shipping issues, it will be in UK stores on October 5, 2021.)