The Chemist's English: with "Say It in English, Please!", 3rd, Revised Edition
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2 The Search for the Missing Ablative
3 Arguing with Authority
4 Defying the Dictionary
5 To Reflux or not to Reflux
6 Amazing Revelations: English Scientists Secretly Practise German Vice!
7 Of Nuts, Muttons and Shotguns
8 Tetravalency of Carbon Disproved!
9 This Chapter Explains
10 The Painful Plight of the Pendent ParticiplePreamble
11 Discussing the Sentry Participle, We
12 The Case Against the Advocate
13 Thats the Way She Crumbles, Language-Wise
14 Now, from the Pen that Gave You Monglish, Comes Gerglish
15 The Chemist and the Capercailzie
16 That Fellow Acronym He All Time Make Trouble
17 On the Divisibility of Earth/Worms
18 Instant Stylistics
19 A Piece of Classified Information
20 An Investigative Examination of Driveliferous Jargonogenesis
21 Brevity = Soul of Wit?
22 One, Hand, Clapping
23 Alphabetical Disorder
24 Is You Is or Is You Aint My Data?
25 Yes, Virginia, There Is a Temperature
26 The Truth about the Truth
27 They Also Serve Who Only Pull and Tug
28 On the Training of Old Dogs for Which-Hunting
29 A Package of Strings
30 A Clash of Symbols
31 In Praise of Prepositions
32 A Prowl Among Personal Pronouns
33 How Good is Your English? How Good is English?
34 A Chemical Analysis of the English Sentence
35 Lights! Camera! Action!
36 Say It in English, Please!