"Eats, Shoots & Leaves"

  1. As usual it is Sunday and I am listening to the authors talk about their books on C-span. The author of above named book made it sound hysterical. Her name is Lynne Truss. Anyone read it?? It is a humorus book about punctuation.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   KaroSnowQueen
    No but it sounds great, my pet peeve is professionally written items (newspapers, books, even large signs for stores) that have poor punctuation
    (i.e., CARPET'S on a rug store, and no the owner's name ISN'T Carpet)!! I just ordered that book from Book of the Month. I hope it's as funny as it sounded!!!
  4. by   suzy253
    heard of it but don't have it (yet) but it sounds good. There's a joke about that too that is pretty much how are men like panda bears? they eat shoots, and leaves. :chuckle
  5. by   oramar
    Quote from suzy253
    heard of it but don't have it (yet) but it sounds good. There's a joke about that too that is pretty much how are men like panda bears? they eat shoots, and leaves. :chuckle
    you notice how you put the comma before "and leaves". Well this author says that half the people in the world were taught you ALWAYS use a comma before an and the other half was taught you NEVER use a comma in that situation. She says you don't want to get caught between the two groups when they have been drinking alcohol.
  6. by   jayna
    Quote from suzy253
    heard of it but don't have it (yet) but it sounds good. There's a joke about that too that is pretty much how are men like panda bears? they eat shoots, and leaves. :chuckle
    Like your avator suzy.
  7. by   boggle
    I have heard several interviews with the author on National Public Radio. They were great interviews, very interesting. The author described so many common language errors that we see every day. It sounds like a funny and helpful book.

    In the discussions, fingers were pointed at the influence of advertising and e-mail/instant messeging on the downfall of grammar and punctuation. Guess the author never tried to read nurses notes.

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