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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (2003)

de Lynne Truss

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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.… (més)
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This is a book about punctuation the ways people use it and how it improves writing told not just from a single straightforward perspective of some prescriptive rules humorous examples historical trends and future possibilities but rather from a mix of all of these it is a good book and much more entertaining a read than one might expect ( )
  octal | Jan 1, 2021 |
A humorous look at the ignorance of the masses with regard to grammatical faux pas. ( )
  octoberdad | Dec 16, 2020 |
Amusing exploration of the lore and usages of punctuation, forming an interesting counterpoint, in parts, to the book "Shady Characters."
  EricCostello | Dec 4, 2020 |
Want to read a book about punctuation that's funny? Then this is for you! Lynne Truss, admitted punctuation stickler, writes about the struggle to defend it in our modern, texting and e-mail world. She makes her case, both convince about the value of the period, comma and ellipsis while making you laugh about her, admitted, stickler tendencies. ( )
  Colleen5096 | Oct 29, 2020 |
A slightly-hysterical, humorous, and very useful guide to punctuation.

Worth a read, if you are hesitant about punctuation, just want a non-text-like guide, or want an opportunity to snigger at someone with a punctuation fetish. (oh my!) ( )
  James_Patrick_Joyce | Oct 24, 2020 |
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The first punctuation mistake in “Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation” (Gotham; $17.50), by Lynne Truss, a British writer, appears in the dedication, where a nonrestrictive clause is not preceded by a comma. It is a wild ride downhill from there.
afegit per SR510 | editaThe New Yorker, Louis Menand (Jun 28, 2004)
 
When [Truss] stops straining at lawks-a-mussy chirpiness and analyzes punctuation malpractice, she is often persuasive
 
The passion and fun of her arguments are wonderfully clear. Here is someone with abiding faith in the idea that ''proper punctuation is both the sign and the cause of clear thinking.''
 
Lynne Truss's book is (stay with this sentence, and remember the function of punctuation is to 'tango the reader into the pauses, inflections, continuities and connections that the spoken word would convey') as much an argument for clear thinking as it is a pedantic defence of obsolete conventions of written language.
afegit per mikeg2 | editaThe Guardian, Nigel Williams (Nov 9, 2003)
 

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Truss, Lynneautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Byrnes, PatIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
McCourt, FrankPròlegautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Nunn, JamesAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Títol normalitzat
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Títol original
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Premis i honors
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To the memory of the striking Bolshevik printers of St Petersburg who, in 1905, demanded to be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters, and thereby directly precipitated the first Russian Revolution
Primeres paraules
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Either this will ring bells for you, or it won't.
Citacions
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On the page, punctuation performs its grammatical function, but in the mind of the reader it does more than that. It tells the reader how to hum the tune.
But I can't help feeling that our punctuation system, which has served the written word with grace and ingenuity for centuries, must not be allowed to disappear without a fight.
A panda walks into a cafe.

He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.
"Why?" asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.
"I'm a panda," he says at the door. "Look it up."
The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation.
"Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."
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This is not the same work as:

1.  "Eats, Shoots and Leaves: Why, Commas Do Make a Difference!", which is the children's version of the book;

2. the various calendars inspired by this book;

3. "Eats, Shoots and Leaves: Cutting a Dash", which is a recording of a radio show associated with the book.
Editor de l'editorial
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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.

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