Edutainment – Bouteiller’s English Teaching in Hong Kong


Slam Dunks and No-Brainers
October 5, 2008, 12:22 am
Filed under: * Pop Culture - Comics *, My Weekly Journal

I didn’t buy any calla lilies today. Instead, this book went home with me and is soothing my sleepless night now.

The ISBN is 0-375-70242-3, about Pop Language in English, like Whassup, Like, Been there, done that, Whatever

I’m obsessed by the cynical and funny expression ‘constipated’ these two days. Excuse me if I will slip this ironic phrase out of my mouth during lessons in the future. 😛 (Bad bad teacher!! ><)

How much Pop Language are we using, obsessing and abusing daily? Check it out:

Online commentary of the book: ‘Slam Dunks and No-Brainers’: Whassup? Don’t Ask

 By P. J. O’ROURKE           Published: October 9, 2005

Catchphrases flourish in contemporary American English. They seem to be greater in number, wider in diffusion and more frequent in application than ever before. Why – or even whether – this is true, Leslie Savan does not tell us in her book on the subject. Savan doesn’t so much as bother to survey the range of catchphrases in currency… (It is cited from, and you can read more on – http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/09/books/review/09orourke.html)

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If the author spent a few hours deciding on a clear purpose for this book she might have had something more readable.Well, if I was writing a book, my complaint would be about authors who have no clear focus and who think that the rest of us are interested in their pet peeves. If you are a great wit, you can get away with that.

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