TAILIEUCHUNG - Introdungcing English language part 29

Introdungcing English language part 29 : 'In this exciting new textbook, Louise Mullany and Peter Stockwell have provided a fresh and imaginative set of alternatives for teaching and learning a huge amount about the English language. The book allows tor creative and lateral approaches to developing an understanding of important linguistic concepts and, together with the thought-provoking activities, and accessible readings, guarantees there is something to stimulate every learner. | 154 EXPLORATION INVESTIGATING ENGLISH LANGUAGE mid his hangellan heafde gretan With the hard head of this hanging creature fi vt he efenlang vr oft gefylde. The hole it has often filled. If you don t know what it is then it is what it is. If you do know what it is then it is not what it was. What is it Can you write your own distracting riddle Activity Q Not Snow White Here is an extract from John Lennon s A Spaniard in the Works a collection of writing which features some free word association close semantic and phonetic echoes creative spellings and malapropisms. As you read try to work out the source words and phrases alluded to in the text. Can you rewrite the story in a more standard form and if you do how is it different in tone Snore Wife and Some Several Dwarts Once upon upon in a dizney far away - say three hundred year agoal if you like - there lived in a sneaky forest some several dwarts or cretins all named - Sleezy Grumpty Sneezy Dog Smirkey Alice Derick - and Wimpey. Anyway they all dug about in a diamond mind which was rich beyond compere. Every day when they came hulme from wirk they would sing a song - just like ordinary wirkers - the song went something like - Yo ho Yo ho it s off to wirk we go - which is silly really considerable they were comeing hulme. Perhaps ther was slight housework to be do. One day howitzer they Dwarts arrived home at aprodestant six o cloth and who - who do they find - but only Snore Wife asleep in Grumpty s bed. He didn t seem to mine. Sambody s been feeding my porrage screams Wimpey who was wearing a light blue pullover. Meanwife in a grand Carstle not so mile away a womand is looging in her daily mirror shouting Mirror mirror on the wall whom is de fairy in the land which doesn t even rhyme. Cassandle answers the mirror. Chrish O Malley studders the womand who appears to be a Queen or a witch or an acorn. She s talking to that mirror again farther says Misst Cradock I ve just seen her talking to that mirror again.