Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can't Anybody Spell

Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary Or Why Can t Anybody Spell It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word Andrew JacksonWeird or wierd Necessary or neccessary Recomend or recommend English spelling is fiendish but that doesn t mean you

  • Title: Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can't Anybody Spell
  • Author: Vivian Cook
  • ISBN: 9780743270991
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word Andrew JacksonWeird or wierd Necessary or neccessary Recomend or recommend English spelling is fiendish, but that doesn t mean you can t have fun with it.Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary is at once a celebration of spelling and a solace to anyone who has ever struggled with the arcane rules It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word Andrew JacksonWeird or wierd Necessary or neccessary Recomend or recommend English spelling is fiendish, but that doesn t mean you can t have fun with it.Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary is at once a celebration of spelling and a solace to anyone who has ever struggled with the arcane rules of the English language As amusing as he is informative, Vivian Cook thrills the reader with than a hundred entries from photographs of hilariously misspelled signs to quizzes best taken in private to schadenfreude rich examples of spelling errors of literary greats that will tickle the inner spelling geek in every reader.It all adds up to a gem of a book that takes a wry look at the hodgepodge evolution of spelling and the eccentric way it actually works.Difficult Words Spelling TestCircle whichever one is right.1 dessicate desiccate desicate2 ecstasy exstacy ecstacy3 adress adres address4 dumbel dumbbell dumbell5 accomodate accommodate acommodate6 necesary neccesary necessary7 liaison liaision liason8 pronounciation pronounceation pronunciation9 ocurence occurrence occurence10 embarass embaras embarrass11 brocolli broccolli broccoli12 refering referring refferring13 cemetery semetary cemetary

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    1. I’m not really sure what the purpose of the book is supposed to be. I thought it was somewhat of a rant against bad spellers, but it isn’t, really. It’s a mixed bag of things cobbled together into a hodge podge of semi-related things—tests that see how well you can spell, blurbs about the evolution of the English language and how some words evolved over time, a review of some of the rules and fallacies of spelling, including the “i before e except after c” rule (which doesn’t hold [...]

    2. I think you might have to be British to truly 'get' this one. Picked it up thinking it would be similar to "Eats, Shoots and Leaves," but it's more of a compendium of 'fun facts' on etymology, historical spelling, etc. Interesting, but the structure of jumping from one topic to another was difficult to follow and it struck me as a long excuse for why people can't master contemporary spelling. Yes, English is crazy. Yes, spellings have changed over the years. Yes, everyone has a different opinion [...]

    3. I was interested in and enjoyed the sections on why we spell the way we do, how spellings and usages have changed over time, and different pronunciations of letters. I found the many photos of shop signage more padding than anything, especially after the first few pages. There are humorous looks at spelling of English in other countries, on notices, menus and other places.This is a short book with every item contained on an individual page, so we don't feel we are reading a lecture. I'll come ba [...]

    4. Do you find the English Language confusing? We do too! In this book, Vivian Cook dissects the strange ways we spell and pronounce this language. We had the chance to speak with Cook on Viewpoints Radio about this subject. To hear the full story, check out our podcast! viewpointsradio.wordpress

    5. This is a strange book and I'm not sure how well it travels outside the specific region for which it appears to have been written (southern England). There are some fascinating history lessons on English spelling but many of the more modern examples don't make sense outside of specific dialects. For example: our and awe aren't homophones where I live. They aren't even close! There are also some examples of "American" example which may been regionally correct but aren't nationally correct. Here a [...]

    6. The subtitle is actually somewhat misleading here, since it's not actually about why nobody can spell, but rather just a series of anecdotes and quizzes about spelling in general. This is not a book you just sit down and read all at once, but rather something you pick up from time to time and read a few pages. Much of the volume consists of examples of nonstandard (or plain old incorrect) spelling, from lists of band names to photos of business logos. My favorite parts were the ones that dealt w [...]

    7. Quotes: - About the 8th century people discovered how useful word spaces could be. This innovation is believed to have led to silent reading.'One is tempted to compare the introduction of the space as a word boundary to the invention of the zero in mathematics'.- Hostile aliens often have long names with plosive sounds shown by 'p/b/t/d/k/g' or 'ch' - Daleks, Vatch, Klingons.- (Spellings for Drugs). Names with 'z', 'x' or 'q': according to some branding experts, these letters convey a sense of d [...]

    8. With a title like this, what's not to love?! This small little book is a highly entertaining gem for anyone responsible for grading or cleaning up other people's poor grammar and/or spelling. The book is full of photographs of spelling and punctuation errors, spelling quizes, and a host of other entertaining items. College professors anywhere will find great (by which I mean horrible) examples to share with their students. This was a perfect way to cap the hideous end-of-semester gradefest that [...]

    9. I had high hopes for this book. Not only was I intrigued by the subject matter, but I found the size and feel of this slim hardcover tactilely pleasing. Unfortunately, only about 25 percent of the entries explicated the vagaries of English spelling in a useful way. Still, it was worth reading through and I am sure I will handle it from time to time.

    10. A good book to carry around for when you only have a few minutes to read. Not really what I was expecting, but it was also a British book with mostly British spelling (there were a few American vs British quizzes).

    11. Not really one to read more browse but provides some interesting anecdotes around the vaguaries of the English language and why some of us can´t spell and how it isn´t terribly surprising given all the influences that there have been over the years.

    12. Interesting. Perhaps best as something read a bit at a time and not straight through because each page has its own topic. Fun spelling quizzes abound, but none of them can give me a reason why I can't spell.

    13. One of the best research works on living language use ever published, it is a source of knowledge for language teachers to explain how language is going to be in a close future time. I really appreciated the way Vivian wrote this successful book.

    14. This was a fun book. I wish there was more content and fewer tests and lists, though. What I learned was interesting, but there wasn't enough information for me.

    15. If language turns you on, you'll love this book and learn something besides. It's fun, and it's educational.

    16. An eclectic collection of tidbits about spelling rules and the breaking thereof. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

    17. Mostly just short tidbits about spelling, words, lots of British spelling stuff . . . it was OK, but not exciting.

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