Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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I don’t know how I got this far in life without having heard of English As She Is Spoke. Suddenly why Little Johnny can’t speak Portuguese and all those hovercrafts full of eels make so much more sense. Vade mecum.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Conrad H. Roth said...

Great! I didn't know about this one. I'll have to get a copy, though sadly it looks as though the reprints are abridgements, which always irritates me.

September 7, 2007 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger John B. said...

The edition published by McSweeny's doesn't appear to be abridged.

September 7, 2007 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger zmjezhd said...

I was just looking through one of the online, digitized copies on Google Books, and it is funny. For example, an idiotism from page 59:

Few, few the bird make her nest.

September 8, 2007 at 6:10 AM  
Blogger John B. said...

Yessir. I found it always smile-inducing, occasionally hysterical reading.

September 8, 2007 at 6:44 AM  
Blogger Conrad H. Roth said...

John--amazon calls this the "first newly selected edition in a century". I'm taking 'selected' to mean 'abridged'.

September 8, 2007 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger alienvoord said...

I've requested it from my library.

September 13, 2007 at 12:35 PM  

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