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 are going to love every thing you recognize approximately English is inaccurate. 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 observe Wizard
Now that you just recognize, it is time to, good, chunk the mum tongue. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writer's Digest, may be your journey consultant in this pleasant trip throughout the English language, stating all of the misconceptions approximately our wonderful-and splendidly confusing-native tongue. Tackling phrases, letters, grammar and ideas, no sacred cow continues to be untipped as Brohaugh finds such attention-grabbing and irreverent shockers as:
- should 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 persist with Q! Slave!"
- a lot of our vocabulary comes from the classical languages-clearly, Greece, and never Grease, is the note, is the observe, is the word.
-Emoticons: disagreeable punctuational predictions
"Better plotted than a thesaurus, 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, one in every of Mad magazine's ordinary Gang of Idiots
This booklet promises you will by no means examine the English language an analogous method again-if you write, learn or communicate it, it simply ain't attainable to reside with out this tell-all advisor. ("Ain't," by the way, isn't a foul word.)