History Literature / EatsShootsAndLeaves

9th Jun '15 6:17:05 PM NonSequiturWalrus
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Has been compared to "''Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers'', but not about dead folks."
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Has been compared to "''Stiff: "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers'', but not Cadavers," though this book isn't about dead folks."
7th Dec '14 9:45:29 PM skybox
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** The errors begin as early as the subtitle, for those who maintain that "zero-tolerance" should have a hyphen [[(http://www.grammar.cl/english/compound-adjectives.htm It's a compound adjective)]].
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** The errors begin as early as the subtitle, for those who maintain that "zero-tolerance" should have a hyphen [[(http://www.([[http://www.grammar.cl/english/compound-adjectives.htm It's a compound adjective)]].adjective]].)
7th Dec '14 9:44:35 PM skybox
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** The errors begin as early as the subtitle, for those who maintain that "zero-tolerance" should have a hyphen.
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** The errors begin as early as the subtitle, for those who maintain that "zero-tolerance" should have a hyphen.hyphen [[(http://www.grammar.cl/english/compound-adjectives.htm It's a compound adjective)]].
4th Sep '14 2:58:44 PM hbi2k
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* {{Americanization}}: A publisher's note in the American version notes that attempts to Americanize the book would be both futile and misguided, and Truss makes note of the differences between American and British names for certain punctuation marks on occasion. Interestingly enough, the publisher's note in question uses the etymologically correct American spelling for "Americanize" (whereas the British would spell it "Americanise"), but then uses the etymologically incorrect British spelling for "humour". (They're both [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_spelling Oxford Spelling]].)
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* {{Americanization}}: A publisher's note in the American version notes that attempts to Americanize the book would be both futile and misguided, and Truss makes note of the differences between American and British names for certain punctuation marks on occasion. Interestingly enough, the publisher's note in question uses the etymologically correct more-correct American spelling for "Americanize" (whereas the British would spell it "Americanise"), but then uses the etymologically incorrect less-correct British spelling for "humour". (They're both [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_spelling Oxford Spelling]].Spelling]], which purports to concern itself with etymology but is inconsistent in its application.)
4th Sep '14 2:57:15 PM hbi2k
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* {{Americanization}}: A publisher's note in the American version notes that attempts to Americanize the book would be both futile and misguided, and Truss makes note of the differences between American and British names for certain punctuation marks on occasion. Interestingly enough, the publisher's note in question uses the American spelling for "Americanize" (whereas the British would spell it "Americanise"), but then uses the British spelling for "humour". ** They're both [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_spelling Oxford Spelling]].
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* {{Americanization}}: A publisher's note in the American version notes that attempts to Americanize the book would be both futile and misguided, and Truss makes note of the differences between American and British names for certain punctuation marks on occasion. Interestingly enough, the publisher's note in question uses the etymologically correct American spelling for "Americanize" (whereas the British would spell it "Americanise"), but then uses the etymologically incorrect British spelling for "humour". ** They're "humour". (They're both [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_spelling Oxford Spelling]].)
22nd Aug '14 12:55:38 AM AgProv
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The author remains a senior journalist for the London times, the [[BritishNewspapers British Newspaper]] with the strictest and most prescriptive attitude to English grammar.
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The author remains a senior journalist for the London times, '''Times''', the [[BritishNewspapers British Newspaper]] with the strictest and most prescriptive attitude to English grammar. grammar. They take grammar, punctuation and spelling ''very seriously'' on this paper. And it shows.
22nd Aug '14 12:28:56 AM AgProv
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The author remains a senior journalist for the London times, the [[BritishNewspapers British Newspaper]] with the strictest and most prescriptive attitude to English grammar.
6th Feb '13 3:14:51 AM CleverPun
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Britain isnt a trope! Neither is Anton Chekhov!
* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}}: A publisher's note in the American version notes that attempts to Americanize the book would be both futile and misguided, and Truss makes note of the differences between American and British names for certain punctuation marks on occasion. Interestingly enough, the publisher's note in question uses the American spelling for "Americanize" (whereas the British would spell it "Americanise"), but then uses the British spelling for "humour".
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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}}: {{Americanization}}: A publisher's note in the American version notes that attempts to Americanize the book would be both futile and misguided, and Truss makes note of the differences between American and British names for certain punctuation marks on occasion. Interestingly enough, the publisher's note in question uses the American spelling for "Americanize" (whereas the British would spell it "Americanise"), but then uses the British spelling for "humour".

* Creator/AntonChekhov: Referenced; apparently he did a short story on punctuation, a [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol parody of]] ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''. His more well-known ''The Cherry Orchard'' is also briefly mentioned.
15th Dec '12 11:20:34 PM FourthDerivative
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** The errors begin as early as the subtitle, for those who maintain that "zero-tolerance" should have a hyphen.
5th Nov '12 2:40:43 AM 05tele
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* BrokenAesop: [[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2004/06/28/040628crbo_books1 One reviewer]] pointed out that although it's a book-length rant about declining standards of punctuation, it contains numerous punctuation errors, including one in its own dedication.
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