National Geographic : 1929 Feb
Your Mistakes in English STAND OUT! Y OU cannot hide your mistakes in Eng lish-they stand out sharply, giving oth ers an unfortunate impression of you. You may not make such glaring errors as "He don't" "You was," "I ain't." But perhaps you may make other mistakes which offend the ears of cultured people and cause them to judge you unfairly. "Can'thardly "He don't" You was" "I Ain't No one will correct your mistakes in English. People are too polite. They fear you will feel in sulted, and unconsciously you keep on making the same mistakes. And, though you may think your English is good, it may be dotted with errors which others notice, and which destroy many of your op opportunities for advancement. What Can You Do ? For many years Sherwin Cody studied the problem of creating the habit of using good English. After countless experiments, he finally invented a simple method by which you can acquire a better command of the English language in only 15 minutes a day. Under old methods rules are memorized, but cor rect habits are not formed. Soon the rules them selves are forgotten. The new Sherwin Cody method provides, on the contrary, for the formation of cor rect habits by constantly calling attention only to the mistakes you make-and then showing you the right way, so that correct English soon becomes "second nature." Already over 50,000 people have used this method with the most marked results. FREE Book on English A new book explaining Mr. Cody's invention is ready. If you are ever embarrassed by mistakes in grammar, spelling, punctuation, pronunciation, or if your vocabulary is limited, this new free book, "How to Speak and Write Masterly Eng lish," will prove a revelation to you. Send the coupon or a letter or postal card for it now. SHERWIN CODY SCHOOL OF ENGLISH, 382 Searle Building, Rochester, N. Y . SHERWIN CODY SCHOOL OF ENGLISH 382 Searle Building, Rochester, N. Y . Please send me your free book, "How to Speak and Write Masterly English." Name................................... ........ Address............. ................................. Foresighted Investors Foresighted investors lay out a definite investment program of purchasing sound, well diversified securities. Our new booklet, "How to Invest Money", will be of help to you in planning the accumulation of a competence. It will be sent without charge or obligation. Simply write for BOOKLET B-1008 S.W. STRAUS & CO. Investment Bonds STRAUS BUILDING 565 Fifth Avenue at 46th St. NEW YORK Incorporated STRAUS BUILDING Michigan Avenue at Jackson Blvd. CHICAGO - ESTABLISHED IN 1882-- Check-Raisers Are at Work/ Modern business demands modern protection against clever check raisers. They can easily alter the amount of any check that is not protected. Losses from fraudulently manipulated checks are esti mated at $250,000,000.00 in 1927. Get modern protection by using the new model Arnold just out. The 1929 Arnold will give you 100% protection. Does work equal to machines costing $60.00 or more and yet costs no more than a good fountain pen. Prints and shreds the exact amount in acid-proof ink. Self-inking. Automatic feed. Unconditionally guaranteed for five years. Write for free trial ofer. No obligation ARNOLD CHECK WRITER CO. 849 E. Taylor St., Flint, Mich. For Marking All Clothing. To prevent loss of laundry, to save arguments as to ownership. to positively identify both clothing and owner, there is nothing like CASH'S NAMES. Woven with fast color thread on fine cambric tape CASH'S NAMES are neat, permanent, economical. Orderfrom your dealer or write. Se rialc Af orf o J. 8 J. CASH, Inc. ownAirt name woven in fast 529th Street, South Norwalk, Conn. thread on fine cambric tape.