21st century american english compendium : a portable guide by Marvin Rubinstein

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Content material: 1. American spoken right here -- English understood -- 2. Proverbs, slogans, and aphorisms -- three. well known American expressions -- four. Proverbial commentaries -- five. Similes and metaphors indicating extremes -- 6. American slang and colloquialisms -- 7. British vs. American English (and vice versa) -- eight. around the world English -- nine. overseas phrases and words often utilized in English -- 10. universal American felony phrases -- eleven. universal American scientific phrases -- 12. company colloquialisms, slang and acronyms -- thirteen. Acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms -- 14. Acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms within the desktop, net and communications industries -- 15. From the place do you hail? -- sixteen. For the logo minded

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Sp. No cantes victoria antes de tiempo. } 52 American English Compendium Do not (never) cut off your nose to spite your face. Be careful not to make a situation worse in order to do harm to or get back at someone else. : Ko. Jui jabgi weuhe dog ggeji mara. } Do not fiddle while Rome burns. Act quickly; do not waste time in an emergency. Do not (never) fish in troubled waters. LT acceptable. Avoid getting involved in an ongoing fight or any difficult situation. : It. Pescare nel torbido. } Do not (never) give up the ship.

Different strokes for different folks. Everyone to his own taste. (=) To each his own. : Fr. Chacun a son goût. } La. De gustibus non disputandum est. } Ja. Tade kuu mushimo sukizuki. } Difficult is done at once; the impossible takes a little longer, The. LT. A whimsical concept frequently offered as a slogan by optimists or those confident of their abilities. Proverbs, Slogans, and Aphorisms 51 Discretion is the better part of valor. In being brave or heroic, one should be safe and act simply.

Mitsugono tamashi hyakumade. } Sp. Lo que en la leche se mama, en la mortaja se derrama. } Children should be seen and not heard. LT. Children should be disciplined and not rowdy. Christmas comes but once a year. Do not expect good fortune to smile on you perpetually. Class will tell. If you make a good appearance and handle yourself well, you will make a good impression. Cleanliness is next to Godliness. LT acceptable. Few things in life are as important as keeping one’s self and surroundings clean and healthy.

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