Archive for March, 2009

My own Amphigoreys (1)

March 23, 2009
One day in the autumn of 2001 I noticed that examples of the use of modals from Poutsma’s ‘Grammar of Late Modern English’ would make great captions for Amphigoreyesque drawings, with which I could decorate envelopes…  
'That's all very fine,' said Fred pettishly, 'What is a fellow to do? I must go to the church now.'

'That's all very fine,' said Fred pettishly, 'What is a fellow to do? I must go to the church now.'

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My own Amphigoreys (2)

March 23, 2009
'One Sunday I cried myself to a fit on the dining room floor because I might not have the violin.'

'One Sunday I cried myself to a fit on the dining room floor because I might not have the violin.'

My own Amphigoreys (3)

March 23, 2009
'I felt uncomfortable about going to breakfast. However, as it must be done, I went down after 2 or 3 false stars half-way'

'I felt uncomfortable about going to breakfast. However, as it must be done, I went down after 2 or 3 false stars half-way'

My own Amphigoreys (4)

March 23, 2009
'That's all very fine,' said Fred pettishly, 'What is a fellow to do? I must go to the Church now!'

'I intended to have teased him for three days and a half and now I have lost him forever.'