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English as a Second F*cking Language. (St. Martin's Press)
by Sterling Johnson | Humor
Registered by wingMary-Twing of Bretzfeld, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, April 26, 2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Mary-T): permanent collection


12 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingMary-Twing from Bretzfeld, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, April 26, 2008

4 out of 10

"In the English language, swearing is essential to effective communication. Whether you want to succeed in business, school, or social circles, a strong command of vacabulary is absolutely necessary. Just imagine a stranger to our shores, trying to comprehend the following conversation:
JOHN: Mary, would you like to attend the opera this evening?

MARY: F*cking-A. Schould I wear my black dress?
JOHN: Why the f*ck not?
MARY: F*cked if I know - Oh, f*ck! I just remembered. It got f*cked up in the wash.
JOHN: Well, f*ck the opera. Let's stay home and f*ck.
MARY: Good f*cking idea.

English as a Second F*cking Language (ESF*L) is the perfect way for non-native speakers to learn the basics of swearing. At the same time, it also offers native speakers a wide variety of twists and new refinements. Page after page, ESF*L provides a smorgasbord of swearing synonyms designed to boost your vocabulary - everything from the conventional d*mn and sh*t to a host of more inventive terms that would make any truck driver blush. And when you're finished reading, our Final F*cking Exam is the perfect test of your swearing skills. You'll be surprised by how much you've learned!"

Nothing what you really have to read.
I liked the windbreaker most! ;)
And mind you, I passed the test at first go!

I will pass it on to friend to read.
Then it will go out as an international ring

For the participants:
You can sign on the first page of the book - and it would be great if you could add a local postcard, if possible :)

Participants:
1 - Der-Heitzer
2 - RikkiDD
3 - DaBookBear
4 - Sao-Diego12548
5 - Puffbohne
6 - Wyando
7 - afraberg
8 - GRAN-DUCATO
9 - briz-cowgirl
10 - Germanophile
11 - Mizuchy
and back to me: Mary-T

23-Sep-08
Jetzt macht sich der Ring dann endlich auf die Reise
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingDer-Heitzerwing from Frankenthal (Pfalz), Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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Ist eingetroffen.
Adresse angefragt.
Abgesendet. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingDer-Heitzerwing from Frankenthal (Pfalz), Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Thursday, October 30, 2008

8 out of 10

Das war doch ziemlich lehrreich.
Weitegesendet an RikkiDD.
 


Journal Entry 4 by wingRikkiDDwing from Dresden, Sachsen Germany on Wednesday, November 05, 2008

6 out of 10

The book arrived savely. It will be read very soon.
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OK, it isn't my kind of language - I don't like swearing - not even in German, my mothertongue. But you never know when it will come in handy. At least I know now how to react if someone talks to me like that.
It was a funny and short read. Now it is ready to go on the road again. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingRikkiDDwing at N/A, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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The book starts its travel again. 


Journal Entry 6 by DaBookBear from Hamburg - Hamm, Hamburg Germany on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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The book arrived today. Thank you. I don't have that much time, but this is a small book with big letters, so I think, it won't last that long. 


Journal Entry 7 by DaBookBear from Hamburg - Hamm, Hamburg Germany on Sunday, November 23, 2008

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Hm, I haven't finished the book. I think, it belongs to the things, you don't need. But I don't know, what I expected, the title can't be misunderstood... Thank you for let me participating, but I will send it to the next reader as soon as possible. 


Journal Entry 8 by DaBookBear at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Hamburg Germany on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

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I hope you have fun with it. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingSao-Diego12548wing from Köpenick, Berlin Germany on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Argh, sorry I forgot the Arrival-Journal again. I don't know what's up with that... I just don't seem to get this done.


We started reading and are almost through. Fuckin' funny book if you ask me. We made the experience that - in the situation of a missed city-train - the knowledge assembled in this book also beautifully integrates in the German language and makes swearing and being angry at the damn train a tit more sophisticated. ;D

I'll ask for the next address so the book can travel on soon. 


Journal Entry 10 by Puffbohne from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, January 25, 2009

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The book arrived yesterday. Thanks for sending. 


Journal Entry 11 by Puffbohne from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, January 30, 2009

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Oh what a damn good book. I enjoyed reading very much.

As soon as I get the next adress it will travel on. 


Journal Entry 12 by Puffbohne at per Post, An einen Bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 02, 2009

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Dieser Ring reist nun zu Wyando. Viel Spaß damit. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingWyandowing from Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, February 05, 2009

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So, it arrived today, let's see if we can learn something from it...

3 weeks later...
Yeah, quite interesting. ;)
 


Journal Entry 14 by afraberg from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, March 01, 2009

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The book arrives safely at my house yesterday. Thanks for sending wyando! 


Journal Entry 15 by afraberg from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, March 08, 2009

8 out of 10

A very funny book, and I've actually learned one or two things! Thanks for sharing Mary-T!

The book is now on it's way to Chili. 


Journal Entry 16 by GRAN-DUCATO from Santiago, Región Metropolitana Chile on Saturday, March 21, 2009

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arrived today, I hope to have a f***ing great time with it!!!!! Thanks afraberg 


Journal Entry 17 by GRAN-DUCATO from Santiago, Región Metropolitana Chile on Sunday, April 26, 2009

10 out of 10

Well, Just what an English Teacher should need to understand the language completly, so thank you so much for the oportunity.....Waiting for Briz-cowgirl to send the book to its journey 


Journal Entry 18 by GRAN-DUCATO from Santiago, Región Metropolitana Chile on Thursday, July 23, 2009

10 out of 10

Upsss! I've forgotten that I'd changed my email address, a while ago and I didn't checked the old onw till today when I found several messages from BC, including briz-cowgirl address and Mary-T asking for her book, so I started my way to the post oficce and I sent the book today july 23rd. I'm really sorry about the delay, It was a completely misunderstanding, but the book nnow is on its wat to Australia (quuensland I think) I hope you enjoy it, and thanks Mary -T 


Journal Entry 19 by briz-cowgirl from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, August 11, 2009

6 out of 10

Received in the mail today, thank you GRAN-DUCATO! I had totally forgotten that I'd signed up for this bookring. Looks like a nice & short little book, will try and knock it over tonight!

ADDIT - LATER ON TUESDAY NIGHT:
Ahem, what an *interesting* little book. Not quite what I was expecting, however I did learn a couple of things! Thanks for hosting this bookring Mary-T. Awaiting mailing details from Germanophile. 


Journal Entry 20 by briz-cowgirl at Air Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 17, 2009

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Heading off to Germanophile in the USA today! 


Journal Entry 21 by Germanophile from Litchfield, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, August 27, 2009

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I've not checked my mail in a couple of days, so this book arrived on 26 or 27 August here in Haverhill. Thank you, briz-cowgirl, for the quick mailing AND the bookmark! Too cool! I'm going to read the book tonight and make another journal entry. 


Journal Entry 22 by Germanophile at Newton, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, November 28, 2009

5 out of 10

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I thought this would be more amusing than it was. I guess I'm too old, but the excitement of the four-letter words has kind of worn off. Interesting to see what the non-native speakers of English thought of the book.

I've had this book far too long, sorry! Am now mailing it off to mizuchy in Romania today from a post office near where I live. Hope you enjoy this book more than I did and I'm so sorry for the delay! 


Journal Entry 23 by Mizuchy from Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania and Partium Romania on Tuesday, January 05, 2010

8 out of 10

A very entertaining book, read it in one go, in virtually under an hour. Off to the next bookcrosser as soon as I get an address. 


Journal Entry 24 by wingMary-Twing from Bretzfeld, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, March 12, 2010

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This book safely arrived home.
Thanks to the person who added the English label! :)
And thanks to all participants! 




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