Vex: Random Links and Leftovers

As always when preparing a book, I had more material for Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch than would fit between the covers. I will sprinkle some of my outtakes in my blog and in articles throughout the site, but here are links to things specifically mentioned in the text. And, for the true geeks in the crowd, here’s a link to my complete bibliography.

Introduction

Supplemental material for teachers eager to use Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch in the classroom. (There are also lesson plans corresponding to Sin and Syntax.)

Chapter Two/Up! Cup! Tadatz!

The sign that writer Darrelyn Saloom found in an antique store in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Chapter Five/I Came, I Saw, I Conquered

The whole truth about Sojourner Truth’s words.

Chapter Six/Verb Tenses

“Be, Being, Been”: Laura Goode’s breathless list of helping verbs, and an essay on some other silly ways to remember all those auxiliaries, including links to some ditties.

Complete Bibliography

From James Wilson Bright’s An Anglo-Saxon Reader, first published in 1891, to the Bay Area Slang Web site, every source I consulted during the writing of the book is here, in the complete bibliography.

Back page

Here, again, is supplemental material for teachers.