American English Compendium by Marv Rubinstein

By Marv Rubinstein

A compendium of yankee proverbs, expressions, slang, colloquialisms; British-US thesaurus; abbreviations and acronyms and different a number of odds and ends. customary through non-native audio system and translators.

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In California, you would get carbonated water mixed with syrup, which in New York City would be called an egg cream. 50 to $2). ” Order tea in the north, and you get hot tea. Order tea in the South or West, and you get iced tea. Someone once said that language changes every twenty miles. That is a fact, and it is a fact which enriches the American Language. Youthspeak Lack of discipline among young people and teenagers in America creates numerous social problems. On the other hand, regarding the American Language, it is another source of enrichment.

As time goes on, however, when the two words are seen together so frequently that one could consider them as “married,” the hyphen is relegated to the trash bin. This frequently happens with adjectives which are normally hyphenated when they both immediately precede a noun. A typical example would be a weekend trip, which for years was hyphenated and now usually appears as the single word weekend. Frequently, one of the words used in compounding becomes a common building block for many compound words.

We all knew of currencies such as the Pound, the Franc and the Yen, but whoever heard of the Afghani or the Euro? Numerical acronyms such as 24/7 were only beginning to become popular, and of course 9/11 was totally unknown. Obviously,writers, translators and others involved with the American language needed to be brought up to date. Hence, this 3rd Edition. A second reason for the new edition is that the audience for this book has grown at an accelerated pace. It was originally written for translators and interpreters, but has now become a great aid to writers, editors, publishers and advanced students of English as a second language.

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