I do not know the way else to inform you this...everything you recognize approximately English is wrong.
"If you're keen on language and the unvarnished fact, you will love every thing you recognize approximately English is incorrect. you will have enjoyable simply because his vigorous, comedic, skeptical voice will converse to you from the pages of his word-bethumped book."
-Richard Lederer, writer of Anguished English, Get Thee to a Punnery, and notice Wizard
Now that you simply recognize, it is time to, good, chunk the mum tongue. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writer's Digest, could be your journey advisor in this pleasant trip in the course of the English language, declaring the entire misconceptions approximately our wonderful-and splendidly confusing-native tongue. Tackling phrases, letters, grammar and principles, no sacred cow is still untipped as Brohaugh unearths such interesting and irreverent shockers as:
- in the event you figuratively climb the partitions, you're agitated/frustrated/crazy. in the event you actually climb the partitions, you're Spiderman.
- "Biting the mum Tongue": English doesn't come from England.
- The note "queue" is the poster baby of an English spelling rule so dominant we are going to name it a dominatrix rule: "U needs to stick to Q! Slave!"
- lots of our vocabulary comes from the classical languages-clearly, Greece, and never Grease, is the notice, is the notice, is the word.
-Emoticons: disagreeable punctuational predictions
"Better plotted than a word list, extra riveting than a word list, extra filmable than a Harry Potter index-and that is simply Brohaugh's footsnorts... Imean, feetsnotes...umfeetsneets?...good gravy I'mglad I'mjust a cartoonist."
-John Caldwell, certainly one of Mad magazine's traditional Gang of Idiots
This e-book promises you are going to by no means examine the English language a similar manner again-if you write, learn or converse it, it simply ain't attainable to stay with out this tell-all consultant. ("Ain't," by the way, isn't a nasty word.)