Crazy EnglishCrazy English

PRAISE FOR CRAZY ENGLISH and Richard Lederer's Other Rollicking Books •'CRAZY ENGLISH is a gem.” — San Francisco Chronicle “Lederer beguiles and bedazzles.” — Los Angeles Times “CRAZY ENGLISH is great fun.” — Pittsburgh Press “Hot dog!

Author: Richard Lederer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439138946


Page: 224

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In what other language, asks Lederer, do people drive on a parkway and park in a driveway, and your nose can run and your feet can smell? In CRAZY ENGLISH, Lederer frolics through the logic-boggling byways of our language, discovering the names for phobias you didn't know you could have, the longest words in our dictionaries, and the shortest sentence containing every letter in the alphabet. You'll take a bird's-eye view of our beastly language, feast on a banquet of mushrooming food metaphors, and meet the self-reflecting Doctor Rotcod, destined to speak only in palindromes.

Fractured EnglishFractured English

Crazy English "Lederer beguiles and bedazzles. . . ." — Los Angeles Times "For sheer fun, you couldn't find a nicer gift than Crazy English by Richard Lederer." — James J. Kilpatrick "Crazy English? Crazy like a fox, this man Lederer.

Author: Richard Lederer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671000363


Page: 208

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Presents a collection of humorous language errors from newspaper headlines, politician's remarks, court transcripts, insurance forms, signs, and classified ads

Idiotic English and Idiomatic EnglishIdiotic English and Idiomatic English

The Professional'S Guide to Using English Intelligently, Influentially, and Internationally Joseph Cherian ... It is a shortened version, which has gained popularity around the world, of the chapter 'English Is a Crazy Language', ...

Author: Joseph Cherian

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512760347


Page: 360

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The purpose of this book is to inspire you to use English in a way that will influence the minds and hearts of the people you communicate with and open doors of opportunity for you not only in your local region but around the globe. It is the fruit of the authors forty years of experience in teaching students and professionals to write and speak effectively in Englishbrought to you in one handy volume. This is a book that will radically transform the way you write, speak, and even think, in the English language; encourage you to break every idiotic rule passed down by tradition and to make a few bold ones of your own; and serve as your crucial stepping stone to using English intelligently, confidently, and influentially in the highest business, professional, and social circles in the international sphere.

Economy Emotion and Ethics in Chinese CinemaEconomy Emotion and Ethics in Chinese Cinema

... shouting, and gesticulating in a snow-covered street, uncontainable by the handheld camera: “Crazy English! ... Crazy work! Crazy study! Be crazy everyday, every minute, everywhere! I love this crazy game. I want to be crazy!

Author: David Leiwei Li

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317309871


Page: 389

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The First and Second Comings of capitalism are conceptual shorthands used to capture the radical changes in global geopolitics from the Opium War to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Centring the role of capitalism in the Chinese everyday, the framework can be employed to comprehend contemporary Chinese culture in general and, as in this study, Chinese cinema in particular. This book investigates major Chinese-language films from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong in order to unpack a hyper-compressed capitalist modernity with distinctive Chinese characteristics. As a dialogue between the film genre as a mediation of microscopic social life, and the narrative of economic development as a macroscopic political abstraction, it engages the two otherwise remotely related worlds, illustrating how the State and the Subject are reconstituted cinematically in late capitalism. A deeply cultural, determinedly historical, and deliberately interdisciplinary study, it approaches "culture" anthropologically, as a way of life emanating from the everyday, and aesthetically, as imaginative forms and creative expressions. Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese cinema, cultural studies, Asian studies, and interdisciplinary studies of politics and culture.


Crazy English . New York : Pocket Books , 1989 . Je begins by and then gorer prepar English teachers and history teachers were probably among the first to appreciate the work of Richard Lederer , largely because of a history he had ...



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Why English Why English

Mobo Gao and Vaughan Rapatahana Conquer English to make China stronger! Li Yang, 'Crazy English' Introduction The overall language situation in the People's Republic of China (PRC) is complex, contradictory and subject to roller-coaster ...

Author: Pauline Bunce

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783095865


Page: 307

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This book explores the ways and means by which English threatens the vitality and diversity of other languages and cultures in the modern world. Using the metaphor of the Hydra monster from ancient Greek mythology, it explores the use and misuse of English in a wide range of contexts, revealing how the dominance of English is being confronted and counteracted around the globe. The authors explore the language policy challenges for governments and education systems at all levels, and show how changing the role of English can lead to greater success in education for a larger proportion of children. Through personal accounts, poems, essays and case studies, the book calls for greater efforts to ensure the maintenance of the world’s linguistic and cultural diversity.

American English CompendiumAmerican English Compendium

Crazy English, by Lederer, Richard. Pocket Books, Division of Simon and Schuster, New York, 1990. Dictionary of American Proverbs, A, ed. by Mieder, Wolfgang. Oxford University Press, New York, 1992. Dictionary of American Slang, ...

Author: Marv Rubinstein

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781589797260


Page: 519

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A compendium of American proverbs, expressions, slang, colloquialisms; British-US glossary; abbreviations and acronyms; and other various odds and ends. Widely used by non-native speakers and translators.

Cinema Space and Polylocality in a Globalizing ChinaCinema Space and Polylocality in a Globalizing China

In Crazy English (1999), a feature-length documentary approved for public release in China, Zhang presents an enterprising, charismatic English teacher named Li Yang, whose peculiar pedagogy has garnered him a national reputation.

Author: Yingjin Zhang

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824833374


Page: 272

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Proposes 'polylocality' as a conceptual framework for investigating the shifting spaces of contemporary Chinese cinema in the age of globalization. Questioning the national cinema paradigm, this book calls for comparative studies of underdeveloped areas beyond the imperative of transnationalism.

International ManagementInternational Management

These arguments do not faze Mr. Mikitani, CEO at Rakuten—nor even do criticisms that his own English leaves something to be ... of Chinese customers features Li Yang, the “Elvis of English,” who teaches a program called “Crazy English.

Author: Paul D. Sweeney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135955625


Page: 600

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As the economies of many countries become more interrelated, international managers are facing huge challenges and unique opportunities associated with their roles. Now in its fifth edition, Sweeney and McFarlin's International Management embodies a balanced and integrated approach to the subject, emphasizing the strategic opportunities available to firms on a global playing field, as well as exploring the challenges of managing an international workforce. Integrating theory and practice across all chapter topics, this book helps students to learn, grasp, and apply the underlying principles of successful international management: Understanding the broad context of international business, including the critical trends impacting international management, the legal and political forces driving international business, and the ethical and cultural dilemmas that can arise Mastering the essential elements of effective interaction in the international arena, from cross-cultural understanding and communication to cross-border negotiation Recognizing and taking advantage of strategic opportunities, such as entering and operating in foreign markets Building and leading effective international teams, including personal and behavioral motivation, as well as taking an international perspective on the hiring, training, and development of employees These principles are emphasized in the text with current examples and practical applications, establishing a foundation for students to apply their understanding in the current global business environment. With a companion website featuring an instructor’s manual, powerpoint slides, and a testbank, International Management, 5e is a superb resource for instructors and students of international management.

Education Management and Management ScienceEducation Management and Management Science

Interaction with more people through network is also a connotation of interactive classroom. New Oriental School and Crazy English are pacemakers in English education field in China. But not everyone has the chance to contact with them.

Author: Dawei Zheng

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315752143


Page: 710

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This proceedings volume contains selected papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Education Management and Management Science (ICEMMS 2014), held August 7-8, 2014, in Tianjin, China. The objective of ICEMMS2014 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the wo