English as She is Wrote


Read by TriciaG

(4 stars; 18 reviews)

"...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. (Summary by TriciaG)

(1 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Prefatory & the Inaccurate 13:52 Read by TriciaG
Advertisers & Epitaphs 18:47 Read by TriciaG
Correspondents & the Effusive 28:52 Read by TriciaG
'How she can be oddly wrote' & the Untutored 21:49 Read by TriciaG

Reviews

A good collection, but not so easy on the ears

(4.5 stars)

TriciaG'sG does not make many of these quotations as individual as needed, to make the book easier to follow, but she does extremely well with the complex pun poems, the illiterate requests for educational material, and the epitaphs. This collection of grammatical landmines made me smile, and I've even shared some of them with my teenagers. March 2018.

(0.5 stars)

why are you inflicting this bizarre inflection on us? have you not heard humans speaking? they don't that. stop. not the first book this reader has rendered unusable.

I feel slightly insulted

(2 stars)

I'm not sure i've ever heard anyone sound as patronising as the reader of this book.