Spagtionary Vol. 1: A salacious, gory, and funny Dictionary of Errors a la Aesop by JM daSilva

Guffaw or tremble with Grammar

Free kindle book promotion date 08/12/2013 to 08/15/2013

You see your friend laughing and ask, "What's so funny?"

And he or she shows you Spagtionary.

Would you believe learning grammar could be fun?

The author knows grammar is not a subject people love to study, so he has made it fun by using stories in different genres– horror, romance, mystery, and so on– to teach you about hyphens, commas, periods, and many other different boring grammar subjects.

Even if you don't want to learn grammar, you should buy this book to enjoy the stories. Any way you look at it, you'll have fun reading this book.

Here is an excerpt.

Pay attention to the italicized words and the comma.

Cannibal Family

Jeffrey went to his house in the mountains. A place most locals never approached. People disappeared there. As soon as he stepped into the house, his mother, wearing a different face she took from a victim, said, "Eat John."

"I don't want to eat him. He's stale."

"Eat, Jeffrey.

"Would you like this?" Jeffrey's brother, another cannibal, laughed at him, holding a penis.

"Eat John now, or he will spoil for sure." His mother was eating a girl.

"Eat, Mary. Jennifer is good for you. She has lean flesh. Eat Jennifer, Jeffrey. She's fresh, muscled and lean. We killed her when she was riding a bike." The old hag laughed.

"Eat, Peter. You're wasting away. Eat Father Fred. He's heavenly," Jeffrey said to his little brother.

Seven-year-old Peter took the shotgun and shot Jeffrey in the face. His mother raced to him, but he shot her in the chest, turned and shot his sister, Mary, and his brother Paul.

His mother and his siblings, Mary and Paul, were still alive, but he had put weapons around the house and kept shooting until his murderous family raised no more. He didn't need to shoot his father because a victim had killed him. Then he put the barrel of the shotgun in his mouth, crying, but couldn't shoot himself.

Peter left his cannibal family behind forever and later became a loving father, the president of a charitable organization, and a vegan to boot. He proved to his family that nature was glad to overcome nurture in his case. Peter never told his story to anyone, not even to his wife and kids, who sometimes couldn't understand his nightmares.

He spent his whole life trying to atone for his family's crimes, and he did it.


That was a gruesome tale, wasn't it? I doubt very much you'll forget this comma. If you do, think of the consequences. Would you agree now that, "Eat John," is very different from "Eat, John?"