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Eats, Shoots and Leaves : Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

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

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

ISBN13: 9781592400874

ISBN10: 1592400876

Eats, Shoots and Leaves : Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss - ISBN 9781592400874
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Gotham Books
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Eats, Shoots and Leaves : Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss - ISBN 9781592400874

ISBN13: 9781592400874

ISBN10: 1592400876

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03

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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 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword
Publisher's note
Preface
Introduction - the seventh sense p. 1
The tractable apostrophe p. 35
That'll do, comma p. 68
Airs and graces p. 103
Cutting a dash p. 132
A little used punctuation mark p. 168
Merely conventional signs p. 177
Bibliography p. 205
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