Fucking Apostrophes

Simon Griffin lets off steam so that we don’t have to, showing precisely why ‘Rhianna and Jennifer’s photos were all over the internet’ is quite different to ‘Rhianna’s and Jennifer’s photos’ or what words apostrophes are ...

Author: Simon Griffin

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785781421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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‘At last, a book that tells you exactly where to stick your apostrophe ... funny and useful, the perfect stocking filler.’ David Marsh, Guardian Apostrophes are a pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly. Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers – wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect – this is a light-hearted pocket-sized guide to getting the things right. Simon Griffin lets off steam so that we don’t have to, showing precisely why ‘Rhianna and Jennifer’s photos were all over the internet’ is quite different to ‘Rhianna’s and Jennifer’s photos’ or what words apostrophes are replacing in sentences such as ‘He’d like you to buy him some cocaine’, or ‘They’ve got it all on camera.’ Elegantly produced, this is the perfect gift for any pedant, as well as an indispensable guide in all our moments of grammar-related frustration.

Fucking Good Manners

The golden rule of 'Treat others as you'd like to be treated yourself' is great in
principle, but increasingly difficult to enforce in a world where we can't even
fucking agree whether a country should be in or out of the EU. Like fucking
apostrophes ...

Author: Simon Griffin

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785785575

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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This is not a book about how to be posh. We have some slightly bigger issues to deal with these days. We’ve all got a million things to do and are constantly connected to millions of other people all doing a million other things, so the faster we get things done the better, right? Wrong. Among all the busyness and confusion it seems we’ve forgotten a few of the basics in life, like the ability to treat one another with respect, dignity and some fucking good manners. Enter Simon Griffin, author of Fucking Apostrophes. From the entry-level stuff like saying please, thank you and sorry; manspreading on public transport and double-lane queuing at airports, to those that require just a little bit more thought, such as correct urinal protocol in public toilets, making tea rounds in the office and online public displays of affection, Simon imparts rules and advice to living life in a way that makes it just a bit better for everyone. With some liberal use of rude words thrown in to emphasise the point. With chapters on driving, social media, the environment, getting on with your neighbours, and the best manners for a trip to the cinema, this is the perfect gift for a manners enthusiast, or those in need of a gentle (but sweary) nudge in the right direction.

Apostrophe

(fucked up in your own special way) you are fucked up beyond all recognition •
you want to sound tough around new people so tell them that your nickname in
high school was ol' mister dickhead • you are having a good time on the curb ...

Author: Bill Kennedy

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554902665

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

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you are entirely happy with your poem / you are not happy then there is no charge and your deposit is returned / you are totally satisfied with the outcome / you are a man / you are a little confused / you are entirely happy with your poem / you are not happy then there is no charge and your deposit is returned / you are totally satisfied with the outcome . . . Apostrophe is: a) a figure of speech in which a person, an abstract quality or a nonexistent entity is addressed as though present b) a poem written in 1993 in which every sentence is an apostrophe c) a

Making Sense of Bad English

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Griffin, Simon. 2016. Fucking Apostrophes.
London: Icon Books. Haugen, Einar. 1966. Dialect, language, nation. American
Anthropologist 68: 922–935. Jones, Charles W. 1954. Knickerbocker Santa
Claus.

Author: Elizabeth Peterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000652319

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

View: 326

Why is it that some ways of using English are considered "good" and others are considered "bad"? Why are certain forms of language termed elegant, eloquent or refined, whereas others are deemed uneducated, coarse, or inappropriate? Making Sense of "Bad English" is an accessible introduction to attitudes and ideologies towards the use of English in different settings around the world. Outlining how perceptions about what constitutes "good" and "bad" English have been shaped, this book shows how these principles are based on social factors rather than linguistic issues and highlights some of the real-life consequences of these perceptions. Features include: an overview of attitudes towards English and how they came about, as well as real-life consequences and benefits of using "bad" English; explicit links between different English language systems, including child’s English, English as a lingua franca, African American English, Singlish, and New Delhi English; examples taken from classic names in the field of sociolinguistics, including Labov, Trudgill, Baugh, and Lambert, as well as rising stars and more recent cutting-edge research; links to relevant social parallels, including cultural outputs such as holiday myths, to help readers engage in a new way with the notion of Standard English; supporting online material for students which features worksheets, links to audio and news files, further examples and discussion questions, and background on key issues from the book. Making Sense of "Bad English" provides an engaging and thought-provoking overview of this topic and is essential reading for any student studying sociolinguistics within a global setting.

More Letters to Rollins

Five meetings of back and forth on that fucking apostrophe issue . And we
decided it wasn ' t a possessive matter , that Rollins World was no different than
Disney World , and that you don ' t see them calling it Disney ' s World , right ? So
forget ...

Author: Rob K. Overton

Publisher: Two Thirteen Sixty One Publications

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 136

View: 406

In this long-awaited follow-up to Letters to Rollins, humorist R. K. Overton presents another assortment of hilarious letters sent to performer Henry Rollins. This new collection brings back the oddball cast of characters from the first book and introduces a whole new crew of self-appointed pen pals. Whether they are real fan letters or not, these missives perfectly depict what it's like to be on the receiving end of fame and/or disdain.

Poets Writers

For instance , people quite often ask me why I don ' t use apostrophes . I ' m
amazed . How come no one else has realized that they ' re totally fucking
unnecessary ? The word “ don ' t ” is “ dont , ” with or without the apostrophe . And
if I put that ...

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Journal of the short story in English

He is in fact introduced as a « fucking avid reader » steeped in the early Victorian
era studying « Charles fucking lamb ... Beautiful ! their language a cross between
semaphore and morse code , apostrophes here and apostrophes there ; a ...

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Category: Short stories, American

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A Dysfunctional Success

... commas , full stops , apostrophes , and even semi - colons . I didn ' t feel any
pressure , I enjoyed it , and this carried on until I was eleven . If I ' d have chosen
to spread the gospel I ' d have been fucking good at it . Not that you ' d
necessarily ...

Author: Eric Goulden

Publisher: Do Not Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

View: 521

"It's difficult to know where to start, so I think I'll begin at the beginning and see how I get on..." This is definitely not another one of those usual rock autobiographies. It's the story of one man's bewilderment with life and his desent into alcoholism and near-redemption. with a music backdrop. Eric Goulden does have an excellent music background but that's actually a bonus and not essential to the book. After pursuing an art career and working at several menial jobs, Wreckless Eric first found fame in the mid-1970s when he signed to the emergent Stiff Records with such label-mates as Ian Dury (who played drums in Eric's band), Elvis Costello, and Nick Lowe and the Damned. His eccentric single. "Whole Wide World"/"Semaphore Signals." is one of the minor classics of the punk era. After he left Stiff in 1981 he continued to work as a musician, songwriter--his songs have been recorded by The Monkees, Marianne Faithful, and Cliff Richard--and recording artist. This is a witty. entertaining, and insightful foray into the crazy world of British music in the 70s and 80s.

New Statesman Society

Will and shall may be contracted By apostrophes , eg , She'll be coming round
the mountain , Or I'll write to my MP . ... article " Brighton's beaches " , Dan , aged
63 , says : “ You hear more philosophy on the road than in a fucking university .

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Postcards from Ed

I said it before but I'll say it again , that unless necessary for clarity of meaning I
would prefer a minimum of goddamn commas , hyphens , apostrophes ,
quotation marks and fucking ( most obscene of all punctuation marks ) semi -
colons .

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 296

View: 891

A collection of high-energy, previously unpublished letters by the late author of The Monkey Wrench Gang and Desert Solitaire shares his observations on a wide variety of topics, from sex and the Bond girls to religion and the war in Vietnam.

Seeing the Wires

It must be all fucking go, working on the Herald.' Eddie Finch worked on the
Pensnett Herald, which covered ... Like the notices in the local shop windows, it
suffered from displaced apostrophes. Eddie covered some of the reporting, most
of the ...

Author: Patrick Thompson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007571771

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 324

Blackly humorous first novel in Magnus Mills mode. Even in Dudley, ritual murder is frowned upon.

Westerly

Called ' Apostrophe ' , it's about a “ pickled fucking foetus ” , a twin never born ,
and the obsessive trinity she forms with mother and sister . I think . It opens with a
description of Barbara Stanwyck seducing poor old sucker Fred Macmurray in the
 ...

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Hey Mister

GODDAMN FUCKING MOTHERFUCKING FUCK ! GODDAMN FUCKING
PATRONIZING BITCH . SHE ' S FUCKING MY AGE . FUCKING BULLSHIT ... Well
, ' its ' shouldn ' t have an apostrophe . And definitely doesn ' t have an ' a .
Remember ...

Author: Pete Sickman-Garner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 384

The newest Hey, Mister trade paperback collects the most recent four issues of the four-time Eisner and Ignatz award-nominated series. It includes "Behind The Green Door," "The Trouble With Jesus," "Eyes On The Prize," and "Dial 'M' for Mister." And, as a bonus, also includes Sickman-Garner's cartoon account of who he is and why he does what he does. Join Mister, Young Tim, Aunt Mary and the beloved Hideous Mutants as they hurtle headlong out of Eden and try to find redemption in a world where love is a four-letter word and even God gets lonely sometimes.

Home Boy

Okay . He turns to me , I ' m on his left . “ Can you spell ' hors d ' oeuvre ' ? ” he
asks , his eyes shining . He ain ' t fucking around . I spell it : HORS D apostrophe
UE — “ No , no . Wait , ” I say . I start over . I always need to start over if I fuck up .

Author: Jimmy Chesire

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN:

Category: Children

Page: 318

View: 662

Set at a foundling home for boys. Narrator is seventeen year old Frederick Gamble, and there is much in the book about his confused sexual feelings for other boys, some younger, some of the same age.

The Literary Review

... in prose which is shorn of impeding apostrophes , breaking off naturalistically
to alight on other subjects in midsentence . ... When your man enters the office ,
the headmaster screams : Get out you anarchist fucking bastard or I'll send for the
 ...

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Svensk tidskrift f r biblografi

Just as he typographically adjusted his pauses and apostrophes to come closer
to the language he wished to portray , by exhibiting the foul ... What does not fit
into this formula , however , is his use of the word " fucking " in Camera Eye ( 8 ) .

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Reamde

“I fear that an analogous situation may obtain in the case of all these apostrophes
. ... And in some cases, such as 'K'Shetriae,' the apostrophe is followed by a
capitalized letter, while in others, as 'D'uinn,' the ... “Jesus fucking Christ,” he said.

Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006210134X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1056

View: 469

“Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling.” —Time The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary world with his brazen and brilliant fictional creations—whether he’s reimagining the past (The Baroque Cycle), inventing the future (Snow Crash), or both (Cryptonomicon). With Reamde, this visionary author whose mind-stretching fiction has been enthusiastically compared to the work of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace—not to mention William Gibson and Michael Crichton—once again blazes new ground with a high-stakes thriller that will enthrall his loyal audience, science and science fiction, and espionage fiction fans equally. The breathtaking tale of a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game, Reamde is a new high—and a new world—for the remarkable Neal Stephenson.


The Literary Mind

Colin McGinn does cite memes as "mind-fucking" entities in his new book ... (
persons who are addressed, invoked, brought on stage, made present,
instantiated, by the ancient device of apostrophe - which is the trope, of course, of
prayer).

Author: Jürgen Schlaeger

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783823341796

Category:

Page: 250

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Text

Women belong all over the goddammed face of this fucking Earth these days . ...
inevitably raises the question in me of why we dont I mean why they dont abolish
apostrophes to indicate possession everywhere else in their editions , with the ...

Author: D. C. Greetham

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780404625559

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