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We're chuffed to bits to present this tour of Ole Blighty's lingo. It's the dog's bollocks! Try it out on the lads down your local, have a few pints, don't worry about sounding naff - if it all goes pear-shaped, wait for the sound of 'Oh, bless!' as they pat you on the back and buy you another bevvie.
Features special sections on Welsh, Scottish, Cornish and Scots (Lallans).
Lonely Planet's Language & Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew. Get into the culture and humour behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them.
Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Elizabeth Bartsch-Parker, Stephen Burgen, Richard Crowe, David Else, Dr. Roibeard O Maolalaigh, and Dominic Watt.
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