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

This is not a book about how to be posh.

Author: Simon Griffin

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785785575

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 991

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 ... so pathetic • you are like “Mom, Dad, I
love you (even though I don't)”• you are so fucking weak that I can't take it no
more, ...

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: 994

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.


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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Tropic of Detroit Volume II By Frank Bond Beaumier

If I say more than hi, I get the feeling that the fuckers are going to startafucking riot
. Fucking blacks are always in a fucking hurrywhen they are behind you. In front
of you they can be ... No fucking David O apostrophe Rear. Try David O'Rear.

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Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411692802

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Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945

People is sick and tired of hearing bumbaclat get down and shake your fucking
booty, seen. ... For example, the uses of the apostrophe in 'lover's rock' and '
lovers' rock', infer subtle differences. it is debatable, but it can be argued that the ...

Author: Professor Jon Stratton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409469131

Category: Music

Page: 250

View: 683

Black Popular Music in Britain since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s jazz to 1970s soul and reggae, 1990s Jungle and the sounds of Dubstep and Grime that have echoed through the 2000s. While the book offers a history it also discusses the ways black musics in Britain have intersected with the politics of race and class, multiculturalism, gender and sexuality, and debates about media and technology.

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: 427

"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.

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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Hey Mister

FUCK You ! I DON ' T HAVE TO TAKE THIS SHIT ! GODDAMN FUCKING
MOTHERFUCKING FUCK ! GODDAMN FUCKING PATRONIZING BITCH . SHE '
S FUCKING MY ... Well , ' its ' shouldn ' t have an apostrophe . And definitely
doesn ' t ...

Author: Pete Sickman-Garner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 606

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.

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: 476

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: 826

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

Queer Looks

... as the exclamation point to the hairdresser's fascist salute, an apostrophe of
difference that disrupts the fascist machinery. ... After the dream, and after the
skinhead visits his sister (who urges him to fuck the hairdresser), the two are
reunited ...

Author: Martha Gever

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136648259

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

View: 238

Queer Looks is a collection of writing by video artists, filmmakers, and critics which explores the recent explosion of lesbian and gay independent media culture. A compelling compilation of artists' statements and critical theory, producer interviews and image-text works, this anthology demonstrates the vitality of queer artists under attack and fighting back. Each maker and writer deploys a surprising array of techniques and tactics, negotiating the difficult terrain between street pragmatism and theoretical inquiry, finding voices rich in chutzpah and subtlety. From guerilla Super-8 in Manila to AIDS video activism in New York, Queer Looks zooms in on this very queer place in media culture, revealing a wealth of strategies, a plurality of aesthetics, and an artillary of resistances.

New Statesman Society

... WEEKEND COMPETITION ; No 3246 Set by Margaret Rogers According to the
Guardian, misuse of the apostrophe is on ... article "Brighton's beaches", Dan,
aged 63, says: "You hear more philosophy on the road than in a fucking
university.

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Fast Friends

You fuck.” She picked up an ashtray, a heavy onyx brown monster, and flung it at
the wall. It broke like an apostrophe breaks a contraction, in two distinct pieces,
one much larger than the other. “You don't have the power you used to,” said ...

Author: Stuart Kaufman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462833608

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

View: 338

FAST FRIENDS is the story of Dr. Ernest Berger, a college English professor, and his pal, Bobby Taylor, a tennis player and playboy, that takes place up in the woods of Vermont. The novel would have to be considered a picaresque, a tale of rogues and rascals and a recounting of their various adventures and incidents. It is a series of incidents and episodes connected chronologically, with little or no motivation or complication of plot: it is simply a realistic unfolding of many lives, their trials and tribulations and their ultimate redemption, and salvation. The book is about Dr. Berger, a frustrated, married English professor and poet, who is totally bored with teaching the rich progeny of Americas finest families up in the green mountains of Vermont and longs to go out to Hollywood and become a scriptwriter and live the glamorous tabloid existence that he has dreamed of. He loves his wife and young sons, but is seduced by the flesh of many a young, eager and confused coed. And, of course, part of his dream is to be rich and cavort with Hollywood stars, and leave the drab world of teaching behind. The catalyst, as it turns out, is Mr. Bobby Taylor, a swinging, handsome, down to earth Vermonter, who is a stark contrast to all the snobby, snooty writers and artist types that people the world of the infamous Endington College in southern Vermont. To Dr. Berger, his wife and young children, Bobby is a breath of fresh air. Then things begin to unravel, and the dream goes through various cycles of destruction and disruption. His odyssey finally comes full circle as Dr. Berger learns many lessons about love, and loss and battles desperately to regain the idyllic life that he gave away for a hollow fantasy.

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: 796

“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 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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His Secretary Undone

Also, a bunch of writers don't know where the fucking apostrophe goes." Adrian
shrugs, picking at the fruit salad that came with his room service breakfast. "I think
it officially goes before the Snow," he says. "Language is a living, breathing thing
 ...

Author: Melanie Marchande

Publisher: Melanie Marchande

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 214

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER I’m about to throw an ashtray at my boss’s head. Turns out, the mind behind my favorite, steamy romance novels...the ones I only read in private...the ones that are my only escape after a long day of dealing with The Boss From Hell? It’s not Natalie McBride, the sweet, rural housewife. It’s him. That’s right: my boss, Adrian Risinger, the thirty-three-year-old, maddeningly sexy, pissant billionaire “bad boy" who thinks he runs my life. He is also the author of all my deepest, most secret fantasies. And to make matters worse, he needs me to impersonate “Natalie” at a series of book signings and conventions. But, of course, that’s only if I want to keep my job. On second thought, I’m going to need something heavier than an ashtray.