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Eats, Shoots and Leaves : Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation - 03 edition

Eats, Shoots and Leaves : Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (ISBN10: 1592400876; ISBN13: 9781592400874)
ISBN13: 978-1592400874
ISBN10: 1592400876

Summary: 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 email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne 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 nec ...show moreessary 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Gotham Books
Published: 04/12/2004
International: No

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