Quite Brilliant: A Celebration of British English.
Import. Divided into sections - Institutions and Culture, Entertainment, Food and Drink, The Countryside, Work, The English Language, and A Tour of Britain. A few pages on each group of linguistic gems gives historical and cultural context. While obviously written for Brits to help them disentangle the meanings of their own higgledy-piggledy words and phrases, it will also be of immense help to those of us confused souls slogging it out in the ex-colonies. HarperCollins, Glasgow. Paper. 2012. List GBP 7.99. NEW. $8.00