The Importance of the Oxford Comma

Owing to ambiguities caused by its omission, the Oxford comma became the subject of a petition raised by serious serialists desperate to ensure its use was to be mandated in lists of three or more.…

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS, Chapter 12 (in Ñspel, with audio)

WUƉRÑ HÎTS

EMILI BRONTE

ĆAPTR 12

Ẃl Mis Lintn môpt abt ɖ parc n gardn, olwz sîḷnt, n olmst olwz in tirz; n hr bruɖr śut hmslf p amñ bcs ɖt h nvr ôpnd—wiriyñ, I gést, wɖ a cntinyl vêg xpecteśn ɖt Caʈrin, rpntñ hr cnduct, wd cm v hr ôn acord t asc pardn, n sīc a recnsilieśn—n ś fastd prtineśsli, undr ɖ îdīa, probbli, ɖt at evri mīl Edgr wz rdi t ćôc fr hr absns, n prîd alon held hm fṛm runñ t cast hmslf at hr fīt; I went abt mî hâsholḑytiz, cnvinst ɖt ɖ Grenj hd bt wn sensbl soul in its wōlz, n ɖt lojd in mî bodi. I wêstd no cndoḷnsz on Mis, nr eni xposćleśnz on mî mistṛs; nr dd I pe mć atnśn t ɖ saiz v mî mastr, hu yrnd t hír hiz lêdi’z nem, sns h mt nt hír hr výs. I dtrmind ɖe śd cm abt az ɖe plizd fr m; n ɖo it wz a tîrsmli slo prôses, I bgan t rjýs at leñʈ in a fênt dōn v its prôgres: az I ʈt at frst.

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Part of the portrait of Emily Brontë by Patrick Branwell Brontë, oil on canvas, arched top, circa 1833, 21 1/2 in. x 13 3/4 in. (546 mm x 349 mm)

WUTHERING HEIGHTS, Chapter 11 (in Ñspel, with audio)

WUƉRÑ HÎTS

EMILI BRONTE

ĆAPTR 11

Smtmz, ẃl meditetñ on ɖz ʈñz in solityd, I’v got p in a sudn terr, n pt on mî bonit t g si hâ ol wz at ɖ farm. I’v pswedd mî conśns ɖt it wz a dyti t worn hm hâ ppl tōct rgardñ hiz wez; n ɖen I’v rec̣lctd hiz cnfrmd bd habits, n, hôpls v benifitñ hm, hv flinćt fṛm rientrñ ɖ dizṃl hâs, dâtñ f I cd ber t b têcn at mî wrd.

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Photograph: Emily Pennick/PA

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS, Chapter 10 (in Ñspel, with audio)

WUƉRÑ HÎTS

EMILI BRONTE

ĆAPTR 10

A ćarmñ intṛduẋn t a hrmit’s lîf! For wīcs’ torćr, tosñ, n sicṇs! Ô, ɖz blīc windz n bitr norɖn scîz, n impasbl rôdz, n diḷtri cuntri srjnz! N ô, ɖs drʈ v ɖ hymn fizioṇmi! n, wrs ɖn ol, ɖ teṛbl intimeśn v Ceniʈ ɖt I nīd nt xpct t b ât v dorz tl sprñ!

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Agnostic Ana

Door-to-Door Poetry

Captain’s Log 18/06/16 14:07

SS100657I’m nearly at Ana’s door. In my bag I’ve got an A4 sized picture of Richard Dawkins and The Archbishop of Canterbury.

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