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English as She is Wrote

English as She is Wrote by Anonymous
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"...Showing Curious ways in which the English Language may be made to convey Ideas or obscure them." A collection of unintentionally humorous uses of the English language. Sections of the work: How she is wrote by the Inaccurate, By Advertisers and on Sign-boards, For Epitaphs, By Correspondents, By the Effusive, How she can be oddly wrote, and By the Untutored.

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English As She is Wrote ,

SHOWING

Curious ways in which the English Language may be made to convey Ideas or obscure them.

A Companion to "English as She is Spoke."

NEW YORK: D. Appleton & Co., 1, 3, & 5 Bond Street.

COPYRIGHT BY D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, 1883.

Contents.

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I. How she is wrote by the Inaccurate 9 II. By Advertisers and on Sign boards 20 III. For Epitaphs 28 IV. By Correspondents 42 V. By the Effusive 56 VI. How she can be oddly wrote 71 VII. By the Untutored 91

Prefatory.

"Anybody," said an astute lawyer, addressing the jury to whom the opposing counsel had reflected upon inaccuracies in the spelling of his brief "anybody can write English correctly, but surely a man may be allowed to spell a word in two or three different ways if he likes!" This was a claim for independence of action which so commended itself to the jury that it won a verdict for his client... Continue reading book >>


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