May 1, 2017



In this book:

  • General Word and Phrase Dictionary
  • Cockney Slang Guide
  • Scots English Guide
  • Scouse English Guide
  • Yorkshire English Guide
  • West Country English Guide
  • London Slang
  • Australian English
  • Amusing British Place Names
  • And More!!!

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About Anglotopia’s Dictionary of British English

It is often said that Britain and the United States are a common culture divided by language. This book is a guide to all the fun linguistic differences between American and British English. The British not only have their own unique words but they also use certain words much differently and this book seeks to gather all those words and phrases in one place for easy reference. This book is perfect to keep on hand while you’re watching the latest episode of Downton Abbey or Doctor Who and you hear a word that you don’t understand. It is our hope that this book will enrich your experience of British Culture and lead to further understanding between our two countries.

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If you’re located outside of North America and would like to purchase our new slang dictionary, you have several options. First, check with your local subsidiary (, .fr., .it, etc) as it’s stocked globally and available in most countries. We also ship to select countries for a flat shipping rate of $12, see our online store for details. Also, anyone, in any country, can purchase the PDF and ePub versions wich are DRM free and viewable on any Tablet or eReader.

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Reviews for this Book

“This book focuses on the kind of language you used to hear on Eastenders – before BBC America gave it the old heave-ho. It contains a shed-load of useful adjectives that are used across the whole UK. It also has colloquialisms that are unique to certain regions such as Scotland, Yorkshire, London and even the West Country.”


Kieran – Best British TV

 ”If you’re an Anglophile newbie or are too bashful to ask a native “Pardon me, but what exactly is a ‘treacle’?” but yet you still burn with curiosity to know the truth, this will honestly be very helpful to you.”


Emily Williams – The Well Penn’d Post

“I have a decent-sized Brit slang vocabulary and an almost nonexistent one for regional slang. With Anglotopia’s Dictionary of British Slang, I not only learned quite a few new slang terms, but also that a kit in Yorkshire English is something completely different from a kit in general British slang. Crikey.”

Linda Jew – The British TV Place

“Now you can nod appreciatively rather than recoiling in horror when any British people of your acquaintance talk about eating courgettes or sarnies.  You’ll also know whether to slap or hug the person who calls you a pikey, chav, plonker or minger (hint: I think it’s slaps all round!).”

Lisa A. – AngloAddict

“The full English with a side of tatties … all UK expats should carry a copy in their back pocket so that when misunderstood by foreigners, they can just whip it out, hand it over, and carry on eating their spotted dick. Oh, sorry. Here, page 49.”

James Van Leer – Transatlantically Speaking Podcast

“The book has a modern feel, with references to British television shows on TV and Netflix. For example, when describing West Country English, Thomas writes “Some of these words may sound familiar from the hit British TV show Doc Martin.” Conversely, the book reveals a bit of history and geography with its chapter devoted to Funny Place names. It’s fascinating to read some Australian slang to see a bit of American and British slang influences, as well.”

Pamela Swearingen – The Lavish Bookshelf