Monday, December 09, 2013
Leaves On The Line
By Martin & Simon Toseland
Published by Portico Books, October 2013
Subtitled "What the British say...and what they really mean", this is a priceless, irreverent and quirky look at what makes us British "tick" as well as our lives, language and interests.
From notable expressions relating to politics, work, weather, sport and food through to a favourite national sport -passive/aggressive complaining - this is a concise and very funny guide to understanding the British and their double-speak.
I would however dispute that getting drunk is something that most of us would prefer even more than a nice cup of tea - this is not true of anybody I know, though that may be more due to my age :-)