How do you spell accomodating
There were photos of stupid spelling mistakes in newspapers (but they weren’t very good ones) and lists of differences between English English and American English, quotations from various famous people about spelling, lists of ways our modern culture has bastardized the language further with things like internet acronyms, texting language, etc.
It’s a mixed bag of things cobbled together into a hodge podge of semi-related things—tests that see how well you can spell, blurbs about the evolution of the English language and how some words evolved over time, a review of some of the rules and fallacies of spelling, including the “i before e except after c” rule (which doesn’t hold much water, by the way) and various and sundry other things.
As amusing as he is informative, Vivian Cook thrills the reader with more than a hundred entries -- from photographs of hilariously misspelled signs to quizzes best taken in private to schadenfreude-rich examples of spelling errors of literary greats -- that will tickle the inner spelling geek in every reader. LOL) I think the author wrote it just because he was pissed off that people think he’s a woman because his name is Vivian. I was interested in and enjoyed the sections on why we spell the way we do, how spellings and usages have changed over time, and different pronunciations of letters.
It all adds up to a gem of a book that takes a wry look at the hodgepodge evolution of spelling and the eccentric way it actually works. I found the many photos of shop signage more padding than anything, especially after the first few pages.
What we have here is a potpourri without much structure - some interesting historical evolutions, some little quizzes, some real-life examples with photographic evidence, and some repetition.
A nice little ditty, but not to be used as a teaching aid.
It is basic, clean and spacious with everything you need including fridge, safe, great aircon and a hairdryer. The local shop is brilliant and ran by the family who are incredibly friendly, hardworking and accomodating.
Professor Cook helps foreign learners of English grapple with the peculiarities of the language.We had an apartment on the first floor and we could see the sea and had sun on our balcony late into the evenings.To be honest when we first saw our studio we did think it was very basic but really - how long do you plan on staying in your room on an island like this?Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it.
"It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word." -- Andrew Jackson Weird or wierd? Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary is at once a celebration of spelling and a solace to anyone who has ever struggled with the arcane rules"It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word." -- Andrew Jackson Weird or wierd? Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary is at once a celebration of spelling and a solace to anyone who has ever struggled with the arcane rules of the English language. (Oh yes; there was a section about hyphenated words too. It took me about an hour to read through it and I was decidedly unimpressed.