Fifty Shades of Grammar: Scintillating and Saucy Sentences, Syntax, and Semantics from the Grammar Diva

Author: Arlene Miller

Publisher: Bigwords101

ISBN: 0991167422

Category: Humor

Page: 212

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Fifty Shades of Grammar presents the very best blog posts from The Grammar Diva-grammar posts, punctuation posts, holiday posts, quizzes, posts about words, and more-entertaining, educational, and witty. From aliens to zemmiphobia, from apostrophes to semicolons, this book has it all in a wide variety of topics . . . all having to do with grammar, punctuation, words, writing, education, and technology. A perfect gift for ages 10 and up.
Fifty Shades of Grammar

Author: Tabitha Ormiston-Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979909601


Page: 386

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Everyone, it's said, has one book inside him, but getting it out can be problematical. Perhaps you can't English very well, or you work long hours and just don't have time, or you started writing and then got stuck? Fear not, for help is at hand. Packed with friendly, no-nonsense advice, Fifty Shades of Grammar will answer all those questions you were too afraid to ask. From sentence structure to punctuation, from setting up your workspace to support your efforts to overcoming the dreaded 'writer's block', from traps and pitfalls to avoid to editing, the problems faced by the novice writer are clearly addressed - and with LOLCATS! With this book at your side, the only variables will be your talent and your commitment.
A Grammar of Motives

Author: Kenneth Burke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520015444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 530

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"'What is involved, when we say what people are doing and why they are doing it? An answer to that question is the subject of this book.'"--Mr. Burke, as quoted on the cover.
The Rock-'n'-Roll Guide to Grammar and Style

Author: Michael J. Zerbe

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527533264

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 217

View: 485

Believe it or not, you can use your favorite Rock-‘n’-Roll song titles to show you, clearly and concisely, how English grammar and style work—and it’s fun! Inspired by a lifelong love of music and language, this book captures the brilliant bond between music and language, using song titles as an innovative and memorable way to teach grammar and style. The book does not critique grammar and style use in Rock-‘n’-Roll song titles. Instead, it celebrates this use and demonstrates different kinds of sentences, parts of speech, verb tenses, stylistic figures of speech, and more. The book starts with short but complete sentences—song title subject/verb combinations of songs you know such as “Love hurts” and “Voices carry.” The patterns of English grammar and style then become strikingly visible when you see them in the titles of Rock-‘n’-Roll songs you love, all the way from the 1950s to today.
Fifty Shades of Crimson

Author: Pete Tomsett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493051038

Category: Music

Page: 456

View: 815

Features interviews with Bill Bruford, Peter Giles, Gordon Haskell, Judy Dyble and more . . . In 1969 five young Englishmen calling themselves King Crimson altered the course of rock music, and despite a revolving-door lineup, the band has continued to innovate and inspire for more than fifty years. Fifty Shades of Crimson tells the story of this legendary band and of the unique English guitarist Robert Fripp it revolves around. With a deep passion for the music, author Pete Tomsett celebrates the achievements of Fripp and the array of incredible talent that has passed through Crimson, while not shying away from the many behind-the-scenes difficulties. Getting signed after supporting The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, Crimson shot to fame with their debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, becoming one of the most influential bands of that era and triggering the rise of prog rock. While going through countless personnel, including Greg Lake, Bill Bruford and John Wetton, rejecting Elton John and Bryan Ferry along the way, they have put out many highly acclaimed albums and to this day maintain a big international following. In their early years Fripp's band reached the same commercial heights as the likes of David Bowie and Pink Floyd. However, as an intellectual who despised the practices of the music business, Fripp preferred innovation over chasing big sales. In 1974 he withdrew from mainstream music, becoming involved with the Fourth Way philosophy, but was eventually tempted back and reformed Crimson to much acclaim in the eighties. As well as also having collaborations with Brian Eno, Andy Summers and others, Fripp has created new forms of instrumental music, run his own idiosyncratic guitar courses and set up an ethical record company. Both genius and 'a special sort of awkward', Fripp has never been afraid to take his music where no one has gone before, and Crimson have been a powerful influence on everyone from Genesis and Yes to Roxy Music and Radiohead, creating a legacy that will live on for decades more!
Fifty Shades of Feminism

Author: Lisa Appignanesi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405525749

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 459

Half a century after the publication of The Feminine Mystique, have women really exchanged purity and maternity to become desiring machines inspired only by variations of sex, shopping and masochism - all coloured a brilliant neuro-pink? In this volume, fifty women young and old - writers, politicians, actors, scientists, mothers - reflect on the shades that inspired them and what being woman means to them today. Contributors include: Margaret Atwood, Joan Bakewell, Bidisha, Lydia Cacho, Shami Chakrabarti, Lennie Goodings, Linda Grant, Natalie Haynes, Siri Hustvedt, Kathy Lette, Kate Mosse, Pussy Riot, Bee Rowlatt, Elif Shafak, Ahdaf Soueif, Sandi Toksvig, Natasha Walter, Timberlake Wertenbaker Jeanette Winterson - alongside the three editors.
Fifty Shades of Grey Humor

Author: Marie J. Albertson

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457544248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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50 SHADES OF GREY HUMOR, LAUGHING ALL THE WAY is a humorous look at life as only an adventurous semi-retired librarian could tell. As she talks about her travels around the world starting at age 70, you will be inspired to start your own travel journey. Marie is a motivational speaker for seniors (as well as youngsters) and includes details of some of her exciting travels around the world. Pick up the book and be prepared to laugh, learn and look at senior life with a whole different attitude.

Author: Tony Veale

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262346443

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 526

The world of Twitterbots, from botdom's greatest hits to bot construction to the place of the bot in the social media universe. Twitter offers a unique medium for creativity and curiosity for humans and machines. The tweets of Twitterbots, autonomous software systems that send messages of their own composition into the Twittersphere, mingle with the tweets of human creators; the next person to follow you on Twitter or to “like” your tweets may not a person at all. The next generator of content that you follow on Twitter may also be a bot. This book examines the world of Twitterbots, from botdom's greatest hits to the hows and whys of bot-building to the place of bots in the social media landscape. In Twitterbots, Tony Veale and Mike Cook examine not only the technical challenges of bending the affordances of Twitter to the implementation of your own Twitterbots but also the greater knowledge-engineering challenge of building bots that can craft witty, provocative, and concise outputs of their own. Veale and Cook offer a guided tour of some of Twitter's most notable bots, from the deadpan @big_ben_clock, which tweets a series of BONGs every hour to mark the time, to the delightful @pentametron, which finds and pairs tweets that can be read in iambic pentameter, to the disaster of Microsoft's @TayAndYou (which “learned” conspiracy theories, racism, and extreme politics from other tweets). They explain how to navigate Twitter's software interfaces to program your own Twitterbots in Java, keeping the technical details to a minimum and focusing on the creative implications of bots and their generative worlds. Every Twitterbot, they argue, is a thought experiment given digital form; each embodies a hypothesis about the nature of meaning making and creativity that encourages its followers to become willing test subjects and eager consumers of automated creation. Some bots are as malevolent as their authors. Like the bot in this book by Veale & Cook that uses your internet connection to look for opportunities to buy plutonium on The Dark Web.” —@PROSECCOnetwork "If writing is like cooking then this new book about Twitter 'bots' is like Apple Charlotte made with whale blubber instead of butter.” —@PROSECCOnetwork These bot critiques generated at
Searching Fifty Shades Of Grey

Author: Audrey Ellis

Publisher: M-Y Books Limited

ISBN: 9781908372079

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 145

View: 285

Close your eyes and imagine that in your life; you will never see again! How would your world change? Would you face your life with courage and determination or would you rely on others for the rest of your life. All May ever needed was to be with the blind boy she'd fallen in love with. Desperate for freedom she elopes. She knows that she must take a leap of faith if she is to ever have the chance of love and of freedom; but there are obstacles to smash down. She is certain that together the world will really be their oyster; but will it? Our true story begins in the late forties, when the world disabled people faced was so much more challenging, and ends in the present with the author still seeking answers...maybe you can help her! "It really is a journey of love, hate and compassion; writing that touches the heart."
Fifty Shades of Jamie Dornan - A Biography

Author: Louise Ford

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781784183165

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 958

He was known as The Golden Torso, the underwear model who famously dated Keira Knightley. But Jamie Dornan has always dreamed of being an actor - and as star of the hotly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie he has finally sealed his position in Hollywood. From his role as S&M hero Christian Grey in the adaptation of EL James' hit novel to playing a serial killer in BBC series The Fall and Abe Goffe in New Worlds, Jamie is carving a name for himself playing characters with a serious passionate side. But the path to success has been far from easy for the Northern Irish actor. His personal life has had as many twists and turns, highs and devastating lows as the shows that are making him famous. Son of a doctor, Jamie and his two sisters had what looked like a charmed childhood growing up in a sprawling family home in an affluent area of Belfast, attending a top boarding school with dreams of treading the boards like his legendary great aunt Greer Garson. But looks can be deceiving and behind the sports trophies and amateur acting triumphs, there was a series of personal tragedies, the burden of which Jamie still carries with him today. He later struggled to cope with life in the limelight as an internationally famous model in his twenties dating an actress and winning hordes of female fans the world over posing alongside Kate Moss and Eva Mendes. Now married and father to a baby daughter, the Bafta-nominated star has a new set of challenges on his hands. In this insightful biography, Louise Ford reveals Jamie's successes and struggles both on and off screen and explores what the future holds for the model turned actor who once doubted he could ever have it all.
Three Days of the Condor or Fifty Shades of Dry

Author: Randy Lippincott

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490714455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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This is a trilogy about three separate epic climbs. Climbs that are difficult enough by themselves, but were made more grueling by the common thread of life-threatening heat. The insidious sun sucking energy, water, and even your willpower from a well-conditioned man made the hard climbs a more arduous task. Included in these stories are many other true-to-life adventures and narrow escapes for the author. Three Days of the Condor talks about camaraderie and the accomplishment of doing something difficult that few could accomplish. According to Jeff Lowe, There is a certain purity in engaging in what some would call a useless activity. When the climber confronts the overhang, he does so with the knowledge that no material gain will result from the competition of the task. He is confident that when he is done, the satisfaction will outweigh the effort. I have always returned to the mountains for introspection. It must be at least partially genetic for man to seek the high ground, for protection, exploration, or an attempt at communion with a higher power. Occasionally, the only reason is because its there, but even Mallory expanded on this when he explained, It is the struggle of life itself, forever upward. What we get from this adventure is sheer joy. But if we can look down on ourselves from above, from the proverbial mountaintop, often we may be more objectiveif not more rational. The ensuing vignettes recount the pursuit of my pilgrimage, my coming-of-age. It seemed like my endeavor for the exceptional view, and my own independencetruly a phenomenal golden period in my life. I learned how I felt about my own survival when on many of those summits. In these stories I strive to return to those times and mountains, in search of truth on the rocky temples. This is the visionary perspective I seek. These accounts of rock climbing are more than about climbing rocksit is about that one thing in life that truly sets you free.
50 Shades of Teaching

Author: Todd Cole

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480989436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

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50 Shades of Teaching By: Todd Cole Whether you are a first-year teacher or someone who’s been in the profession for years, Todd Cole is here for you: I will help you through the “bumps in the road” that will formulate the teacher you are today, and the teacher you will become tomorrow. Hopefully, I will help you through tears of laughter, shame, guilt, and heartache. Teaching is a profession that “celebrates” all of these emotions. It’s a roller-coaster ride. So, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for the ride of your life. These 50 bits of wisdom are serious, funny, practical, and thoughtful. Above all, they’re presented here to help support one of the most noble of professions: teaching children.