U in the title Ulysses has the look of a sacred vessel, a Grecian urn, and James Joyce’s novel begins with the phrase “Stately, plump Buck Mulligan…” Lots of U-ness there.

The letter o suggests an alluring or erotic roundness, orifices waiting to be filled, hence the infamous Story of O, but two of them together (OO) look like fake boobs on an exotic dancer or two fat men fighting for a seat on the bus: zoot, moot, booze, tattoo, kangaroo.

(pg. 19, The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark)

This one keeps yelling at me from the shelf, “Read me! You’ll fall in love with me!” In the meantime, though, if this teaser has caught your attention, I’m giving away three copies here.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Play along. The rules are easy and I only cheated a little. Grab your current read, open to a random page, and give us two teaser sentences. Remember, no spoilers.

I received my copy from the publisher for review and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon associate.


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