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Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can’t Anybody Spell by Vivian Cook

Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can’t Anybody Spell by Vivian Cook: The subtitle is actually somewhat misleading here, since it’s not actually about why nobody can spell, but rather just a series of anecdotes and quizzes about spelling in general. This is not a book you just sit down and read all at once, but rather something you pick up from time to time and read a few pages. Much of the volume consists of examples of nonstandard (or plain old incorrect) spelling, from lists of band names to photos of business logos. My favorite parts were the ones that dealt with the evolution of language; some of the humor essays on spelling were pretty amusing as well. I suppose if you’re obsessed with proper spelling you might enjoy this one, but honestly I’m not surprised I was able to get it for all of a dollar at Borders. It’s just a bit too niche for me.

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