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eBook Brit-Think Ameri-Think : A Transatlantic Survival Guide ePub

by Jane Walmsley

  • ISBN: 0245547215
  • Category: Encyclopedias and Subject Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Jane Walmsley
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: General [email protected] (March 1988)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1260 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1605 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 859

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Brit-Think, Ameri-Think:. has been added to your Cart. Jane Walmsley was born in Pittsburgh, but has lived in England for more than twenty years, where she works as a television broadcaster, producer, and journalist

Brit-Think, Ameri-Think:. Jane Walmsley was born in Pittsburgh, but has lived in England for more than twenty years, where she works as a television broadcaster, producer, and journalist. She is married to a Brit, who is undoubtedly the source of much of her insight into the British character.

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An American broadcaster and journalist who lives in London with her British husband, Walmsley observes that Yanks and Brits have distinctly different "attitudes and aspirations. Here she catalogues some of those differences, and the subjects include pets ("What Joan Collins is to Yanks' fantasies, sheepdogs are to Brits' "); humor ("The vastly popular Johnny Carson Show laid a . egg"); sports (cricket is "an exercise of such subtlety that only life long devotees can tell when the ball.

Brit-Think, Ameri-Think: A Transatlantic Survival Guide. When it comes to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Brits and Yanks, it's not just our vocabulary but also our attitudes that differ. This irreverent guide surveys a whole gamut of.

book by Jane Walmsley. hen it comes to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Brits and Yanks, it's not just our vocabulary but also our attitudes that differ.

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Brit-think, Ameri-think. Brit-think, Ameri-think. a transatlantic survival guide. Rev. ed. by Jane Walmsley. Published 2003 by Penguin Books in New York.

Brit-think, Ameri-think : A Transatlantic Survival Guide. By (author) Jane Walmsley.

Written by. Jane Walmsley. Manufacturer: Penguin Books Ltd Release date: 22 February 2003 ISBN-10 : 0142001341 ISBN-13: 9780142001349. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

This is a guide to understanding some of the major differences between the Americans and the British. The author discusses the thoughts and feelings of people from both nations. Sex, children, property, food, religion, money and medicine all come under scrutiny.

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Gunos Gunos
This book was originally published in 1986 and was carelessly updated in about 2003 as far as I can tell. It's a lazy re-hashing of the stereotypes that we all though long gone -- the Brits live in boring surroundings with furniture that dates back to WWII, for example. It references television shows such as The Dukes of Hazzard and Dallas, people like Tony Blair, George Bush,(both father and son) and even Margaret Thatcher, who resigned from office 23 years ago. I am British and have lived in the US for 30 years. Maybe this book would have been relevant when I was a newcomer, but not now. It's not clever, and it's not amusing and it is largely out of date. Not recommended.
Arihelm Arihelm
A must read for anyone who thinks that Americans are just Brits with a different accent or vice versa. This book makes you realise that Brits and Americans are genetically different species through the examination of attitudes to all sorts of everyday things eg British attitude to choice is that too much is confusing/bad for you/vulgar. American attitude is that you can't have enough choice - why have 3 flavors of ice-cream when you can have 37. If you are an ex-pat this book is a must read. Also a great buy as a general amusing gift as it is a very light read.
Hawk Flying Hawk Flying
Pretty good read. I bought this one after reading Almost French while on vacation in France and thought it gave me some good insights into French culture. This does a pretty good job of highlighting the differences between the two cultures. It had me (american) and my wife (english) laughing out loud on planes and cracking up as some of it is just so true. It's a little dated in places (palm pilot) but most of it does hold really true. American's love their health and their wealth. The brits all about fair-play and good manners. Tons of good insights if you're looking to understand the two cultures. Although I'm not sure about the ice-cream....brits love that almost as much I think!
Eng.Men Eng.Men
Although a bit dated, this summary of the differences between the British and Americans is witty, clever, and in my experience, quite accurate. As an American married to a Brit, I gleaned that what I had perceived as individual differences were actually related more to culture than personality. I saw many examples of this, but one that stood out for me involved Walmsley's description of Brits eschewing foods "mum" didm't give them in early childhood. I now see my husband's avoidance of new food and novel dishes as an aspect of his culture rather than as personal aversion to change. We expect there to be fewer differences between us, because we think we speak a common language, but even that has words and phrases that demand translation. The book is short, easy to read, informative, and entertaining.
Natety Natety
Brit-Think, Ameri-Think: A Transatlantic Survival Guide, Revised Edition Here is a book to help you understand those who live across the pond (both ways). This book should help you understand the pysche of Brits and Yanks. It possesses a light style of writing, with cute cartoons that support the text that discusses cultural differences between the two societies. It was a very enjoyable read and informative, as well. CAUTION, two versions exist. The original that contains many references to Ronald Reagan/ Maragret Thatcher and life in the the 1980s, in general. The second version was re-written and updated for the 21st century. Make sure you are getting the book you want. Other than that, I fully recommend it all anglophiles and yankophiles out there.
Mautaxe Mautaxe
Its hard to give an authoritative rating since I'll need to test the knowledge against other sources and such. I did not realize how old this was originally, noting the revised date of 2003 rather than the original date of 1986. This explains some of the dated feel of the more familiar American material, and lack of impact of recent events and technology. A few references are inserted but seem to break with the flow.

The information is broken into nice small sections making it easier to remember and reference. The writing is interesting, often making memorable facts through subdued exaggeration.
Iphonedivorced Iphonedivorced
This book was a delight to read, especially if you've spent any time at all living "across the pond", (i.e. the Atlantic Ocean.) I spent five years in England, and it is always a fun to have my memories stirred up about my experiences over there. We are so alike, yet so different. This book helps to draw the line, and maybe understand each other a bit more. I loved all the comparisons, and think this has to be a must for anyone who enjoys spending time getting to know the people of Great Britain.
This short, biting, tongue in cheek satire does not necessarily pick original targets: bad teeth, the royal family, food, clothing, temperature, sex, etc. This is no small matter as Walmsley gleeflully creates a super fast and light read highlighting the many differences existing on both sides of the pond. An American married to a Brit herself, Walmsley has experienced first hand all the dichotomous behaviors seperating us from our former landlords. My favorite chapter focuses on our respective perceptions and reactions to Death. In this particular chapter, Walmsley hits her target like a SAS (or SEAL) sniper.
This is not great literature, it is just simply plain fun as well as required reading for any true card carrying Anglophilic American patriot like myself. A pure harmless (and highly affordable!) way to spend an hour or pass the time on a transatlantic flight.