Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is. When Eats, Shoots & Leaves came out, and people wanted to know the story. Eats, Shoots & Leaves has ratings and reviews. I have, for some reason, frequently been recommended Lynne Truss’s book, though the reason. The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to’s to show how important punctuation is in.
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Sep 25, 60 Minutes. She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to ttruss at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are.
Using examples from literature, history, neighborhood signage, and her own imagination, Truss shows how meaning is shaped by commas and apostrophes, dhoots the hilarious consequences of punctuation gone awry.
We all know the basics of punctuation.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different rruss. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled.
From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with. With more thancopies of her book in print in her native England, Lynne Truss is shooots to rally the troops on this side of the pond with her rousing cry, Sticklers unite!
Through sloppy usage and low standards on the Internet, in e-mail, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. If there are only pedants left who care, then so be it. Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked.
The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic… More about Lynne Truss. Reference Humor Writing Category: Reference Humor Writing Audiobooks.
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About Lynne Truss Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked.
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