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Bill Brohaugh, Everything You Know About English Is Wrong
2008 | ISBN-10: 140221135X | 256 pages | PDF | 4 MB

I dont know how else to tell you this...everything you know about English is wrong.
If you love language and the unvarnished truth, youll love Everything You Know About English Is Wrong. Youll have fun because his lively, comedic, skeptical voice will speak to you from the pages of his word-bethumped book.
-Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English, Get Thee to a Punnery, and Word Wizard
Now that you know, its time to, well, bite the mother tongue. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writers Digest, will be your tour guide on this delightful journey through the English language, pointing out all the misconceptions about our wonderful-and wonderfully confusing-native tongue. Tackling words, letters, grammar and rules, no sacred cow remains untipped as Brohaugh reveals such fascinating and irreverent shockers as:
- If you figuratively climb the walls, you are agitated/frustrated/crazy. If you literally climb the walls, you are Spiderman.
- Biting the Mother Tongue: English does not come from England.
- The word queue is the poster child of an English spelling rule so dominant well call it a dominatrix rule: U must follow Q! Slave!
- So much of our vocabulary comes from the classical languages-clearly, Greece, and not Grease, is the word, is the word, is the word.
-Emoticons: Unpleasant punctuational predictions
Better plotted than a glossary, more riveting than a thesaurus, more filmable than a Harry Potter index-and thats just Brohaughs footsnorts... Imean, feetsnotes...umfeetsneets?...good gravy Imglad Imjust a cartoonist.
-John Caldwell, one of Mad magazines Usual Gang of Idiots
This book guarantees youll never look at the English language the same way again-if you write, read or speak it, it just aint possible to live without this tell-all guide. (Aint, incidentally, is not a bad word.)-------------------------------------Torrent downloaded from http://thepiratebay.se
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