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

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Description

This delightful, quick-footed book celebrates the English language by exploring the rich treasure house of spelling in all its variety - setting tests and proposing rules, with illuminating quotations and tantalising lists. Headrillaz and Misteeq; Naming Pop Groups; miniscule parallels; non-letters; the three-letter rule; Faeder ure pup e eart on heofunum; UK number plates; HipHop spelling; East Anglian place-names; the E-cancellation spelling test - these are just some of the intriguing subjects presented in this must-have, must-give little book.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 104 x 176 x 12mm | 117.94g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861977212
  • 9781861977212
  • 811,913

About Vivian J. Cook

Vivian Cook has a Chair of Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle.show more

Review quote

'Not a zero-tolerance guide, but a delightfully eclectic manual that gently guides the reader through the often infuriating vagaries of an evolving language.' Michael Williams, Independent on Sunday 'Cook serves up a pleasantly diverting mish-mash of word-lists, puzzles, historical digressions and Private Eye-style howlers ... as a browsable treat for self or others, it will fit that stocking-shaped gap in the gift market very neatly.' Boyd Tonkinshow more

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