Our new book Inglês de Rua – American Slang (authors: José Roberto A. Igreja and Robert C. Young) is out!
317 pages of “real English” and fun like you´ve never seen before.
It took us a long while to pull this one off, lots of research and careful analysis to get together only the very best: up-to-date and usual terms like THE NEW BLACK; WHAT THE FUCK; BREAK BAD; CUT SOMEONE SOME SLACK; FLIP THE BIRD; COCKBLOCK; BADMOUTH; A NO-NO; SELFIE … (over 900 slang terms!)
A great book to stay current with what Americans are saying these days.
Check out the table below for some examples:
“Common/Regular English” – Colloquial/Slang term
overeat pig out; stuff one’s face
courageous; brave ballsy
small problem kink
breasts hooters; boobs; tits
food chow; grub
plan of action game plan
navel belly button
my fault; my mistake my bad
a high price top dollar
José Roberto A. Igreja holds a B.A. in English from PUC (Pontifícia Universidade Católica) in São Paulo, Brazil. He also has certificates of proficiency in English from Michigan University and BYU (Brigham Young University). He blogs at www.faletudoemingles.com.br and is an active LinkedIn member. He is the author and co-author of several ELT books, including:
LET´S TALK ABOUT IT! – The Ultimate ELT Conversation Book (Available on UICLAP and Amazon)
600 Phrasal Verbs (with Jonathan T. Hogan)
Fluent Business English (with Robert C. Young)
English for Job Interviews (with Robert C. Young)
American Idioms! (with Joe Bailey Noble III)
Fale Inglês como um Americano (with Robert C. Young)