The Yo Momma Vocabulary Builder

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Falls Media, 2007 - Humor - 164 pages
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Increasing word power sounds like one of those dreary chores best palmed off on somebody else. The Yo Momma Vocabulary Builder, the first in Fall Media’s series of irreverent, educational books, makes the activity not only endurable but irresistible. The authors use classic dissing and one-upmanship to slyly introduce young readers to a wide range of words. A typical entry, for “emaciated,” first presents the word as a joke (“Yo momma's so emaciated, she can hula hoop in a fruit loop.”). The pronunciation is then given, along with a detailed, humor-inflected definition (“too skinny . . . skeletal”) that invokes pop culture phenomena like supermodels, the Olson twins, Gollum from Lord of the Rings, and Ally McBeal. The book ties neatly into the “Yo Momma” phenomenon seen in recent MTV shows as well as books and games, and is an ideal gift choice for parents and educators looking to give young people a book they’ll enjoy and share.

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User Review  - glade1 - LibraryThing

This is a delightfully silly but educational book to help students prepare for the SAT, or anyone who wants to improve his or her vocabulary. The authors have a lot of fun using contemporary events ... Read full review

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User Review  - Terri - Goodreads

Justin Heimberg and friends cover over 250 words that are more or less unfamiliar in this slim volume. Make no mistake, this is not a book for middle schoolers or below, but high schoolers and adults ... Read full review


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Christopher Schultz is the relationship partner for Melbourne Water Corporation and in that capacity has provided advice in relation to a broad range of issues including the setting of rates, the creation of drainage schemes, VCAT appeals, the Sugarloaf pipeline project, and a range of property matters. He has expertise in planning and environmental issues that arise including advice in respect of rezoning, planning permits and all aspects of land contamination.

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