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Eats Shoots and Leaves kindle ↠ 209 pages Download ↠ mbjuk Þ In Eats Shoots Leaves former editor Lynne Truss gravely concerned about our current grammatical state boldly defends proper punctuation She proclaims in her delightfully urbane witty and very English way that it is time to look at our commas and sIn Eats Shoots Leaves former editor Lynne Truss gravely concerned about our current grammatical state boldly defends proper punctuation She proclaims in her delightfully urbane witty and very English way that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see I have for some reason freuently 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 says about 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 the average sentence not that I wish to imply that a sentence should content itself with merely being average could be much improved by the addition of one or two possibly of these handy little beastsNo I simply can't understand it; I suppose that a careful reading of Eats Shoots and Leaves could if I really tried help me make my sentences a little longer and assist me in festooning them with additional glorious punctuation But why gild the lily? based on a conversation earlier this morning with Jordan; apologies to Bob Dylan Hey Mr Semi Colon Man play a song for meI'm not sleepy; and there ain't no place I'm going to;Hey Mr Semi Colon Man play a song for meIn the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' youThough I know that evenin's empire has returned into sand;Vanished from my hand;Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping;My weariness amazes me; I'm branded on my feet;I have no one to meet;And the ancient empty street's too dead for dreamingHey Mr Semi Colon Man play a song for meI'm not sleepy; and there ain't no place I'm going to; Hey Mr Semi Colon Man play a song for meIn the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' youSeen yesterday in the window of a Geneva art gallery this 1927 painting by Jean Arp entitled Point Virgule semi colonI wanted to buy it on the spot Unfortunately a the gallery was closed b a little internet research revealed that it last went for around 900000 eurosDamn But still if you feel like giving me a really expensive surprise present you'll now know what to doFrom Pico Iyer's essay In Praise of the Humble CommaA comma catches the gentle drift of the mind in thought turning in on itself and back on itself reversing redoubling and returning along the course of its own sweet river music; while the semicolon brings clauses and thoughts together with all the silent discretion of a hostess arranging guests around her dinner tableSpotted earlier this morning by notgettingenough in an article about Waterstones formerly Waterstone's I would have contributedFrom today's IndependentFrom following day's Independent

pdf Ç Eats Shoots and Leaves  Lynne Truss

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 and the hilarious conseuences of punctuation gone awryFeaturing a for 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 anyone who cares about our language for any reader In addition to gripes about the slovenly way that we write Truss offers some history on punctuation

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Eats Shoots and LeavesEword by Frank McCourt and interspersed with a lively history of punctuation from the invention of the uestion mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon Eats Shoots Leaves makes a powerful case for the preservation of proper punctuatio I confess I freuently find myself self conscious about my use of punctuation A few years back I even bought a copy of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style but have yet to read than a chapter or two at a time before discovering something else to do even if it’s bathing the dog Similarly I procrastinated on reading Eats Shoots Leaves and I really shouldn’t have Full of humor and information it explains some of the easier nuances to punctuation in a useful and engaging manner“The reason it’s worth standing up for punctuation is not that it’s an arbitrary system of notation known only to an over sensitive elite who have attacks of the vapours when they see it misapplied The reason to stand up for punctuation is that without it there is no reliable way of communicating meaning Punctuation directs you how to read in the way musical notation directs a musician how to play“Surprisingly the rest of my review is actually on topic But full review will join its friends in the uncensored realms of wordpresshttpsclsiewertwordpresscom2014