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Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynn Truss
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Eats, Shoots and Leaves
by Lynn Truss.
What a riot, no wonder it is a best seller, we all love to break the rules, but we want to know what the rules are. By now you may have heard of the grocer’s apostrophe, but you need to know about the Oxford comma, and the Interobang! I must admit I dozed off a bit on the chapter about parentheses (too much information..) but overall, very well done, very entertaining. Recommend you buy this book. You’ll want to use it as a reference.
However it could turn you into a real “stickler” as she warns, I found myself editing everything I wrote or read; should fish fly have a hyphen, or is it one word? Especially liked her description of comma battle between James Thurber and Harold Ross; “Thurber saw commas as so many upturned office chairs unhelpfully hurled down the wide-open corridor of readability.”
Submitted by Sharron D., posted on Tuesday August 10, @03:03PM