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Miwa Takehisa. - [Surangu to Shinchugun Ryakugoshu] Neo-Practical English Series for Neo Japanese [cover title: New Words and Essential Abbreviations].

Tokyo, Jitsuyoeigokaiwagakuinshuppanbu 1946. 18x13cm publisher's printed wrapper; [2],62pp. Very little of the expected browning, an excellent copy. ¶ A rare colonial dictionary. The preface pretends that this about learning English now that the war is over which may be all-a-hunky but is nonsense. This about learning American, specifically the American spoken by soldiers - the occupation forces. The first entry is A-bomb, followed by ace, Adam and Eve (two eggs - never heard that one), air arm, air-conditioned, Amgot .. past chowmobile, cop, ear wardens, fubar, gob, hep cat, japs, nips and krauts, war brides .. to yank. The abbreviations are real milspeak. Jitsuyoeigokaiwagakuinshuppanbu, which cries out for an abbreviation, translates as Practical English Conversation Academy Publishing Department. Worldcat finds no copies outside Japan.
AUD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 185.5 US$ 199.55 | £UK 163.25 | JP¥ 26091] Book number 10992

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