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THE WRONG STUFF: FINDINGS OF A FORENSIC GRAMMARIAN (2nd edition) by Howard Denson has been described as "Strunk & White's 'Elements of Style,' mixed with the Comedy Channel." The book helps the aspiring writers to make their way across the battle field of the Prescriptive Grammarians (with their black flag of linguistic doom) and the Descriptive Grammarians (with their white flag of surrender to almost any language usage). It devotes chapters to "How to Read The Wrong Stuff," "Everyone Makes Mistakes," "The Dog That Didn't Bark in the Night," "Does Anyone Check Copy Anymore?", "Some Words Creep into Usage on Cat's Feet," "Don't Accentuate the Negative . . .," "A Matter of Theology, Anatomy, and Points of Grammar," "School Marms Laid down the Law," "Did the Good Ole Daze Ever Really Exist?", "We Don't Need No Stinking Copy Editors!", "Audiences Don't Fancy Certain 'Fancy' Words," "Test Your Knowledge of Grammar and Style," "What the Devil is a PLAYP-en?". "Inverted Sentences and Wordy Framing Devices," "Shooting Fish in a Barrel," "A Last Word," "When You Find a Grammar Corpse," "What Insights Should You Have Gained?", "Appendix: Frank Green's Rules for Proofreading." A new chapter, "Bring 'Em Back Alive," is designed for aspiring novelists who need to rid their manuscripts of the "deadly -ing openings."
Laura Lee Hope is a pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for the Bobbsey Twins and several other series of children's novels. Actual writers taking up the pen of Laura Lee Hope include Edward Stratemeyer, Howard and Lilian Garis, Elizabeth Ward, Harriet (Stratemeyer) Adams, Andrew E. Svenson, June M. Dunn, Grace Grote and Nancy Axelrad. Laura Lee Hope was first used as a pseudonym in 1904 for the debut of the Bobbsey Twins. -wikipedia
Everyone deals with crap, especially teens. From nagging teachers to unsympathetic coaches to backstabbing friends, it can feel some days like there's no reprieve. But crap doesn't have to ruin one's dayor one's life, for that matter. A humorous and unconventional look at everyday annoyances in teen life, Crap tells teens how to:
determine which types of crap are useful (and which aren't)
avoid crap when possible
deal with crap when it can't be avoided
flush crap out of one's life
break the crap cycle once and for all
Also included are quotes from noted crap-coping experts such as Homer Simpson and Kurt Vonnegut, as well as little-known facts aboutyou guessed itactual crap.
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