Mud Blood and Poppycock

Mud, Blood and Poppycock should be in every school library – and studied with
an open mind by all who teach the young about the Great War' Correlli Barnett,
Daily Mail 'This is no mere hagiography or turgid, blowbyblow account of battles ...

Author: Gordon Corrigan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780225548

Category: History

Page: 448

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The true story of how Britain won the First World War. The popular view of the First World War remains that of BLACKADDER: incompetent generals sending brave soldiers to their deaths. Alan Clark quoted a German general's remark that the British soldiers were 'lions led by donkeys'. But he made it up. Indeed, many established 'facts' about 1914-18 turn out to be myths woven in the 1960s by young historians on the make. Gordon Corrigan's brilliant, witty history reveals how out of touch we have become with the soldiers of 1914-18. They simply would not recognize the way their generation is depicted on TV or in Pat Barker's novels. Laced with dry humour, this will overturn everything you thought you knew about Britain and the First World War. Gordon Corrigan reveals how the British embraced technology, and developed the weapons and tactics to break through the enemy trenches.

Words Gone Wild

The examples are entertainingly bawdy, with a delightful narrative voice in word sleuth and author, Jim Bernhard.

Author: Jim Bernhard

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781626369368

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Chock-full of jokes and entertaining twists of the tongue, this lighthearted but scholarly guide to humorous language is a sure?re hit with word lovers. The examples are entertainingly bawdy, with a delightful narrative voice in word sleuth and author, Jim Bernhard. He provides examples and puzzles, teaching a smidgen of historical and etymological scholarship, but above all, amusing his audience. Puns from Greek dramatists, Shakespeare, the Bible, George S. Kaufman, and Groucho Marx vie for attention with comical spoonerisms, droll malapropisms, witty anagrams, and humorous palindromes—plus original material by the author—including limericks, clerihews, crossword puzzles, acrostic puzzles, tonguetwisters, and other kinds of word play. Some examples: Why does a match box? Because it sees a tin can. Time ?ies like an arrow. Fruit ?ies like a banana. The pony was unable to talk because he was a little hoarse. Two peanuts went into a bar. One was a salted. The chicken that crossed the road was pure poultry in motion. As the gardener said when asked why he was cutting grass with a pair of scissors: “That’s all there is; there isn’t any mower.”

Balderdash and Poppycock

Balderdash & Poppycock provides a wry & irreverent chronology of the Social, Economic, Political, Financial, Business, Labor and Legal events that got us here.

Author: Michael Long

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1499727690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Balderdash & Poppycock provides a wry & irreverent chronology of the Social, Economic, Political, Financial, Business, Labor and Legal events that got us here. From the first bank bailout by Alexander Hamilton to the Contract with America that helped create the housing bubble; from Shay's Rebellion brought about by monetary policy of the times to the abuses by bankers and politicians of the late Twentieth and early Twenty First Century you will enjoy insights into the nature of the American Experience and Democracy at work that will make you laugh, anger you and have you shaking your head at the stupidity that passed for wisdom. Follow the Supreme Court decisions that opened the markets for big banking and how those decisions created an environment for financial abuses as Congress failed to recognize the dangers presented by those decisions despite the warnings of the court. Follow the path allowing the egregious behavior of the Wall Street banks and beltway politicians tantamount to the Railroad tycoons and the associated scandals of the 19th century that brought us to the financial crisis of the early 21st century. Everybody gets thrown under the bus, Demon-Krates, Rip-Offli-Kans, Inde-pundits and Liber-tinKs in all their Kafkaesque glory as they get slammed as factionalism, ignorance, greed, power lust and apathy destroyed the financial foundation of the nation.

Poppycock and Fiddlesticks

From the author who brought us Inspector McGowan, this first volume of unforgettable memoirs chronicles Coofan Bragg's first summer at St Moggins, with the signature storytelling magic that has made him a favourite the world over.

Author: Andi Ali

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1976445043

Category:

Page: 212

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After being certified mad and committed to the Nut House at the tender age of two, four year old Coofan Bragg is delighted to discover that he is being moved to St Moggin's home for young Wizards and Witches in the magical hamlet of Wadi Ormton. Once there he has no idea of the new friends he will meet or adventures that lie ahead. From the author who brought us Inspector McGowan, this first volume of unforgettable memoirs chronicles Coofan Bragg's first summer at St Moggins, with the signature storytelling magic that has made him a favourite the world over.

Uncredible Thoughts

Nonsense and foolishness at its very finest. Poppycock and spiels come from a wide variety of one-sided arguments, essays, and micro-stories. This compilation is incredible-or uncredible-you decide.

Author: John Marszalkowski

Publisher: John Marszalkowski

ISBN: 1732022666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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Nonsense and foolishness at its very finest. Poppycock and spiels come from a wide variety of one-sided arguments, essays, and micro-stories. This compilation is incredible-or uncredible-you decide.

The Risky Business of Big Oil

So we are in agreement here that those people who say that environmentalists
caused this spill because they forced the oil and gas industry to drill as far away
from shore as possible is maybe , oh , poppycock ? Would you agree with that ?

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754081278503

Category: Exemplary damages

Page: 109

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My Philoslothical Poppycock Notebook

This Poppycock sloth self discovery Journal makes an excellent gift for any occasion .

Author: Sotik Publishing

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1072706156

Category:

Page: 74

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This Poppycock sloth self discovery Journal makes an excellent gift for any occasion . Lined - Size: 6 x 9'' - Notebook - Journal - Planner - Dairy - 74 Pages - Classic White Lined Paper - For Writing, Sketching, Journals and Hand Lettering

Calendar Anomalies and Arbitrage

1.05, 1.05 lt's in the Air-Mairzy Doates-Poppycock 0.00330 16.60,28.30,29.00 It's
in the Air-Mairzy Doates-Croquis 0.00376 16.60,28.40,32.90 It's in the Air-
Poppycock-Croquis 0.00274 16.60,29.00,33.00 Mairzy Doates-Poppycock-
Croquis ...

Author: W. T. Ziemba

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814405454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 586

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This book discusses calendar or seasonal anomalies in worldwide equity markets as well as arbitrage and risk' arbitrage. A complete update of US anomalies such as the January turn-of-the year, turn-of-the-month. January barometer, sell in May and go away, holidays, days of the week, options expiry and other effects is given concentrating in the futures markets where these anomalies can be easily applied. Other effects that lend themselves to modified buy and hold cash strategies include some of these as well as presidential election, factor models based on fundamental anomalies and other effects. The ideas have been used successfully by the author in personal and managed accounts and hedge funds. Book jacket.

Family Secrets

Mortimer Wadsworth, Earl Poppycock, 1688–1750 Leila (née Smith) Wadsworth,
Countess Poppycock, 1690– 1752 Both in residence “What a name!” Susanne
begins to laugh loudly. Oops! I forgot to remind Susanne that Papa's title is Lord ...

Author: Max Willis Foxton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532064340

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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With his sister’s urging, elderly Jeremiah recounts the first of their many youthful adventures. Jeremiah and Susanne discover a lot of the Morris clan’s family history, and young Jeremiah is only beginning to figure things out. The whole mess starts when Jeremiah’s family visits the grandparents in Britain. It soon becomes freakishly apparent that most of Jeremiah’s ancestors dating back to 1745 currently reside in Nana and Papa’s attic—and they are full of useful information. It turns out his eighth great-uncle Edgar was wrongly hung for murder centuries ago. Inspired by Edgar’s parents, the Earl Mortimer and the Countess Leila, Jeremiah and Susanne decide to help his disgraced relative and solve a mystery from the 1700s to bring closure to Edgar and his beloved Jemima. Throughout his investigations, Jeremiah makes a shocking discovery: some of his ancestors really are killers. As he solves an old mystery, a new murder has to be stopped: Jeremiah’s own! With the help of other quick-thinking ancestors, he must avoid becoming another dead occupant of Papa’s attic. To stay alive, Jeremiah will quickly learn what kindness and fair play can do against evil.

Virginia Woolf

The Great War becomes “ poppycock , " as Sara writes in a letter to North . She
seems to have got the word from Nicholas in 1917 : “ ' Poppycock , poppycock . . .
don ' t talk such damned poppycock - that ' s what you really said , ' ” Nicholas ...

Author: Margaret Homans

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015029550533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Happy Hollydays

It's time for a buttload of cookies.Traditional Halloween horrors and Christmas joy are mixed with April Fool's jokes and Christmas murder (among other things) to produce this collection of short stories sure to make you thankful for your ...

Author: Holly Geely

Publisher:

ISBN: 1519625715

Category:

Page: 104

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Whether it's the guardian dog of the underworld, or a massive beast waiting to eat you, you have to know that a big black dog is bad news on Halloween. What you might not have realized is that Hades is a reasonable guy, and rabbits don't, in fact, wear scarves.Valentine's Day isn't just for romance; it's also for summoning your favourite demons. Christmas is a time for family, but it's also a time for exploring alternate origins of Santa Claus and a time for reindeer to learn about morality. Oh, and cookies. It's time for a buttload of cookies.Traditional Halloween horrors and Christmas joy are mixed with April Fool's jokes and Christmas murder (among other things) to produce this collection of short stories sure to make you thankful for your own less outrageous traditions.

Language Maven Strikes Again

Poppycock ! James McDonald , in his 1984 book Wordly Wise , writes that in the
nineteenth century “ an inventor called Hiram Codd patented a new type of bottle
with a glass marble in its neck . Mineral waters were sold in such bottles and ...

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106009135101

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 447

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A collection of the author's weekly columns "On language" from the New York times magazine explores the idiosyncrasies of the English language

Harper s Monthly Magazine

A PALE Ahmee and a Poppycock Till you scented truth in my color tones , A They
gat themselves to a bosky rock . And caught the thought of our mingled Said he , “
There ' s a stated hour , I find , zones ! ' For each pursuit of the human mind ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101010907515

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Harper s Magazine

BY BURGES JOHNSON A PALE Ahmee and a Poppycock Till you scented truth
in my color tones , They gat themselves to a bosky rock . And caught the thought
of our mingled Said he , " There's a stated hour , I find , zones ! ” For each pursuit
 ...

Author: Henry Mills Alden

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112041715647

Category: American literature

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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

Humor from Harper s Magazine

BY BURGES JOHNSON A PALE Ahmee and a Poppycock Till you scented truth
in my color tones , A They gat themselves to a bosky rock . And caught the
thought of our mingled Said he , “ There ' s a stated hour , I find , zones ! ' For
each ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015028756495

Category:

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Parliamentary Debates Hansard

It is clear that it has to do with wrongs in relation to union membership It was
recently said that " talk of undermining freedom of association poppycock ” . I
should like to share with the House the decision of the industrial tribunal .
Paragraph 60 ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112118735510

Category: Great Britain

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