By Woop Studios, Jay Sacher
This illustrated consultant compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to existence in stunningly colourful, photograph paintings from the layout dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the variety of phrases accrued the following covers subject matters from vegetation and animals (a parade of elephants, a humiliation of pandas) to humans and issues (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and diversity from the established (a delight of lions) to the downright vague (an ooze of amoebas). Pronunciations, definitions, etymologies, and ancient anecdotes make this pretty ebook an wonderful learn, a standout reference, and a visible deal with. Language fans and artwork appreciators alike might be captivated by way of this gem, wealthy in be aware and snapshot.
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We kept praying. The third day Pastor A. revived, and his mind is all right. " Pastor A. had not resumed preaching yet. His wife, who was also a minister, was filling the pulpit. My wife and I and our children stayed in the parsonage with them, and we all went to church in one car. One night, Pastor A. started to make an announcement, and he said it backwards. The minute he got into the car, his wife said, "You made a mess of that. It's just like the doctor said. " My wife spoke up and said, "There is nothing wrong with Kenneth's mind, yet he did worse than your husband.
Pastor A. had not resumed preaching yet. His wife, who was also a minister, was filling the pulpit. My wife and I and our children stayed in the parsonage with them, and we all went to church in one car. One night, Pastor A. started to make an announcement, and he said it backwards. The minute he got into the car, his wife said, "You made a mess of that. It's just like the doctor said. " My wife spoke up and said, "There is nothing wrong with Kenneth's mind, yet he did worse than your husband.
Why? Because he had been trained that way. The right kind of WORDS were spoken in the home. WORDS make a boy love an education. WORDS bring a boy to church or keep him away. We are a product of WORDS. You can go to church on Sunday, sit there and look pious if you want to, pray and sing in the choir, and even teach Sunday School. But if you fly off the handle at home, cuss, raise the devil, and fuss, you're going to lose your children. They are not being brought up in a church atmosphere. They are being brought up in a home atmosphere.