>>> HERE are 3 short examples:
The perfect driver?
Miss Demeanour arrived by taxi at her destination. The irate taxi driver turned to her and said: “There’ll be no charge, lady; you did most of the driving.”
The perfect writer?
Miss Understood sent a number of articles to a celebrated newspaper columnist, asking his advice as to the best channel for marketing her writings.
The articles came back with this response:
“The one channel I can recommend as the greatest outlet for articles of this type is the English channel.”
The perfect secretary?
Miss Guided – a doctor’s secretary – was perplexed by an entry in the doctor’s notes on an emergency case: “Shot in the lumbar region.” After a moment she brightened up and, in the interest of plainness, typed into the record: “Shot in the woods.”
QUESTION: Which “Miss” might you be?
Have you, on occasion, found yourself pronouncing your R’s as W’s like the much loved TV and Radio presenter Jonathan Ross (affectionately known as Wossy)?
If so, please read on …
Alphabet Thief, published by She And The Cat’s Mother, within #GirlRogues: Braggadocio (ebook and paperback) author Zizzi Bonah.
Thank you to everyone who entered #GirlRogues competition on Zizzi’s facebook page – who, to be in with a chance of winning a signed paperback – were asked to comment when they’d last behaved in a rogue-like way…
Due to the lively roguish comments, we have selected two further entrants – who both win a #GirlRogues: Braggadocio eBook by Zizzi Bonah.
- Jess Kidde – who commented “Kidde by name, Kidde by nature.”
- Ruth Elisa Munoz – who commented “My sister was gonna eat the last croissant but I snatched it from her and yelled MINE!”
- Emily Brown – who commented “Everyday! I don’t follow the rules!”
This competition was held for one month only – closing date 31 May 2016 – via facebook.com/ZizziBonah page
Scanned page from book – #GirlRogues Braggadocio by Zizzi Bonah
Carl Sagan on Goodreads website is quoted as saying – “what an astonishing thing a book is”
- “It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles”
- “One glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years”
- “Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other”
Have you thought of books as breaking the boundaries of time?
Did you know Aaron Levenstein once said,
“Statistics are like a bikini – what they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”
In 2015 a record 85,000 people changed their names by deed poll in the UK, The Times reported.
Happy Birthday –
Bacon Double Cheeseburger –
Penelope Pitstop – after the character in the Wacky Races
What character name would you choose for yourself?
Audible – the digital audiobook retailer held a survey of 2,000 people to discover which literary names people had difficulty saying.
- Don Quixote –
- Daenerys Targaryen –
- Oedipus –
Did you know: Harry Potter author J.K Rowling revealed Voldermort is pronounced with a sleeping T?
A new perfume has been designed by Demeter called Paperback – promising to rekindle “a trip to your favourite library or used bookstore,” states David Shariatmadari on the Guardian books blog.
Paperback sells itself as “sweet and lovely, with just a touch of mustiness of aged paper”.
With rave reviews on Demeter’s website, do you think you might be the next to try this literary fragrance?