Reading 4

Reading 4
Class 1
No Speak English
• Cupola:
No Speak English
• Fuchsia
No Speak English
• Hollyhock:
Popular Mechanics
• Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. (May 25,
1938 – August 2, 1988) was an American
short story writer and poet. Carver is
considered a major American writer of the
late 20th century and also a major force in
the revitalization of the short story in the
Popular Mechanics
• Popular Mechanics:
• Popular Mechanics is an American magazine devoted to
science and technology. It was first published January 11,
1902 by H. H. Windsor, and has been owned since 1958 by
the Hearst Corporation. There is also a Latin American
edition that has been published for decades and a newly
formed South African version available.
• Popular Mechanics features regular sections on automotive,
home, outdoors, science, and technology topics. A
recurring column is “Jay Leno's Garage" featuring
observations by the famed late-night talk show host and
vehicle enthusiast.
• Some chief competitors of Popular Mechanics are Popular
Science, Wired, and Men’s Journal.
The Unicorn in the Garden
James Thurber
The Unicorn in the Garden
• Unicorn:
• A unicorn (from Latin unus 'one' and cornu 'horn') is a
mythological creature. Though the modern popular image
of the unicorn is sometimes that of a horse differing only in
the horn on its forehead, the traditional unicorn also has a
billy-goat beard, a lion's tail, and cloven hooves—these
distinguish it from a horse. Marianna Mayer has observed
(The Unicorn and the Lake), "The unicorn is the only
fabulous beast that does not seem to have been conceived
out of human fears. In even the earliest references he is
fierce yet good, selfless yet solitary, and always
mysteriously beautiful. He could be captured only by unfair
means, and his single horn was said to neutralize poison."
The Unicorn in the Garden
The Unicorn in the Garden
The Unicorn in the Garden
• A straitjacket is a garment shaped like a jacket
with overlong sleeves. The ends of these can be
tied to the back of the wearer, so that the arms
are kept close to the chest with possibility of only
little movement.
• Although straitjacket is the most common form,
strait-jacket is also frequently used, and in
England, strait-waistcoat (archaic). The spellings
straightjacket and straight-jacket are erroneous,
when in fact, "strait" means "tight" or "narrow".
Straitjackets are also known as camisoles.
The Unicorn in the Garden
• Straitjackets are used to restrain people
who may otherwise cause harm to
themselves and others. Its effectiveness
as a restraint makes it of special interest
in escapology.
The Unicorn in the Garden
• Straight-jacket:
• The negative connotations straitjackets have as
an instrument of torture come from the earlier era
of Victorian medicine. Physical restraint was then
extensively used both as treatment for mental
illness and as a means of pacifying patients in
understaffed asylums.
• Institutional straitjackets tend to be made of
canvas or duck cloth (linen canvas) for material
strength. Jackets intended as fetish wear or
fashion items often use leather or PVC instead.
The Unicorn in the Garden
• Don’t count your chickens until they are
hatched or Don’t count chickens
• something that you say in order to warn
someone to wait until a good thing they
are expecting has really happened before
they make any plans about it
• Ex. You might be able to get a loan from
the bank, but don't count your chickens.
The Unicorn in the Garden
• jay bird:
The Unicorn in the Garden
• Fable: A usually short narrative
making an edifying or cautionary
point and often employing as
characters animals that speak and
act like humans.