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Eats, Shoots & Leaves I have, for some reason, frequently been recommended Lynne Truss s book, though the reason escapes me friends who have been exposed to my academic writing style are particularly prone to do so, and I have grown used to this strange phenomenon I m sure it saysabout them poor, unenlightened souls than it does about me for some reason, in particular, very few people understand what a wonderful punctuation mark the semi colon is, and that it can, and very often should, be used to replac I have, for some reason, frequently been recommended Lynne Truss s book, though the reason escapes me friends who have been exposed to my academic writing style are particularly prone to do so, and I have grown used to this strange phenomenon I m sure it saysabout them poor, unenlightened souls than it does about me for some reason, in particular, very few people understand what a wonderful punctuation mark the semi colon is, and that it can, and very often should, be used to replace the period Though there is also, of course, much to recommend the humble comma th I m a snob In the comfortable safety of my desk chair, I m audibly mocking you if you dare use your for you re my biggest punctuation pet peeve or if your emails are peppered with unnecessary exclamation points and an overabundance of emoticons I like the smiley in IM conversations I hate it in email It s just a thing When I meet a pretty young thing that I might want to break bread with on occasion, I m filled with anxiety over that first email will she write in complete sentences w I m a snob In the comfortable safety of my desk chair, I m audibly mocking you if you dare use your for you re my biggest punctuation pet peeve or if your emails are peppe Eats, Shoots Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation is a humorous book about punctuation Who knew punctuation could be so entertaining As someone who writes a fair bit half a million words on Goodreads alone , I know my way around a sentence However, when this popped up onon the cheap, I was powerless to resist, like my dog on a piece of cat shit.In Eats, Shoots Leaves, Lynn Truss takes us on a Bill Bryson esque odyssey through a forest of commas, apostrophes, Eats, Shoots Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation is a humorous book about punctuation Who knew punctuation could be so entertaining As someone who writes a fair bit half a million words on Goodreads alone , I know my way around a sentence However, when this popped up onon the cheap, I was powerless to resist, like my dog on a piece of cat shit.In Eats, Shoots Leaves, Lynn This is a delightful screed on the demise of punctuation in contemporary expression Truss bemoans the loss of knowledge or of interest in proper use of language Truss is a Brit and the usages have not been modified for the American edition of the book A must and an enjoyable read for a Lynne Truss pulls off the impressive feat of pumping about 20 pages of expository writing full of enough hot air to go into orbit or at least top the Bestsellers list for several weeks I could probably write a book of equal length a fluffy and yet tedious 204 pages going into what a disorganized mess this book is, but I ll spare you Instead, here are three reasons why you should save yourself the criminal 17.50 this book costs First, Truss comes across as such a pretentious, self importa Lynne Truss pulls off the impressive feat of pumping about 20 pages of expository writing full of enough hot air to go into orbit or at least top the Bestsellers list for several weeks I could probably write a book of equal length a fluffy and yet tedious 204 pages going into what a disorganized mess this book is, but I ll spare you Instead, here are three reasons why you should save yourself the criminal 17.50 this book costs First, Truss comes across as such a pretentious, self important jerk that it makes the reading often unbearable Take this little nugget from page 104 To this day I am ashamed of what I did her response to a pen pal, both in eighth grade to Kerry Anne who unsurprisingly never wrote back I replied to her childish letter on grown up deckled green paper with a fountain pen Whether I actually donned a velvet smoking jacket for the occasion I can t Maybe it s because I suffer from a lack of punctuation know how but this book irked me Maybe it s because I m a linguist and, while I understand the purpose and value of punctuation, I just can t get all worked up about it Yeah, we all gotta have good writing skillz But, most sticklers for punctuation that I know are people who want to lord their intelligence over other people, but don t ha This is how I know I m a real English teacher I have a shelf dedicated to books just about English The history of English, the uses and misuses of English, and even the history of the alphabet we use This is something I never expected to have in my personal library, that s for sure But that s all to be expected I m an English teacher, and people like me are supposed to read books like this It s professional development, or something The weird thing about this book, a book dedicated to pu This is how I know I m a real English teacher I have a shelf dedicated to b A Panda Walks Into A Caf He Orders A Sandwich, Eats It, Then Draws A Gun And Fires Two Shots In The Air Why Asks The Confused Waiter, As The Panda Makes Towards The Exit The Panda Produces A Badly Punctuated Wildlife Manual And Tosses It Over His Shoulder I M A Panda, He Says At The Door Look It Up The Waiter Turns To The Relevant Entry And, Sure Enough, Finds An Explanation Panda Large Black And White Bear Like Mammal, Native To China Eats, Shoots And Leaves So, Punctuation Really Does Matter, Even If It Is Only Occasionally A Matter Of Life And Death.Now, We All Know The Basics Of Punctuation Or Do We A Look At Most Neighborhood Signage Tells A Different Story Through Sloppy Usage And Low Standards On The Internet, In E Mail, And Now Text Messages, We Have Made Proper Punctuation An Endangered Species.In Eats, Shoots Leaves, Former Editor Truss Dares To Say, In Her Delightfully Urbane, Witty, And Very English Way, That It Is Time To Look At Our Commas And Semicolons And See Them As The Wonderful And Necessary Things They Are 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. Delightful book Have enlisted for the corps.Consider Using the comma well announces that you have an ear for sense and rhythm, confidence in your style and a proper respect for your reader, but it does not mark you out as a master of your craft But colons and semicolons well, they are in a different lea We re called sticklers Or grammar nazis We know the difference between who s whose whom, they re their there, the correct plural for words or the fact that some words exist only in either singluar or plural and correctly use the comma, semicolon, full stop, explamation mark and question mark And by god, we ll make you know the difference, too DIt is so refreshing reading a book like this Honestly Many people, as the author correctly bemoaned, don t give a damn, but We re called sticklers Or grammar nazis We know the difference between who s whose whom, they re their there, the correct plural for words or the fact that some words exist only in either singluar or plural and correctly use the comma, semicolon, full stop, explamation mark and question mark And by god, we ll make you know the difference, too DIt is so refreshing reading a book like this Honestly Many people, as the author correctly bemoaned, don t give a damn, but they should Everybody should Lives can depend on it or at least my sanity and therfore the survival of whoever made me lose it.What is especially strange, no, downright scary, is the


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