During the past week or so, I have been writing, shaping, and “wordsmithing” a five-page memo for my boss. It has been a learning process in some respects, and he’s been very patient in explaining some aspects of the subject matter to me so I could state things more purposefully. 1,066 more words
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‘The Beer Went Mad’
Lynn Truss, in her ranty book, Talk to the Hand – which tries to do for everday personal interactions what her earlier book did for grammer an speling – quotes some remarks on their actions given by convicts to the cultural conservative and prison shrink Theodore Dalrymple: 480 more words
Question: Who led the pedants’ revolt? Answer: Which Tyler.
I am pedantic about the use and misuse of the English language. I know it, and laugh at myself for it, because I also know that concerns about a lowering of standards in both the written and the spoken word have been voiced ‘since time immoral’.252 more words
Some people have a thing for cats, others adore books and many, myself included, happily fit within both camps. If there is a special place in my heart and on my bookshelf for cat books, then pride of place has to go to those written by Lynne Truss. 601 more words
Stop using Facebook as a Narcissus pool, you will fall in and die.
Now, this isn’t just about one social media service or one technology, it’s about all of them, but Facebook has become the lair of the green eyed daemon and we’re going to try to slay it like Samwise did to Shelob. 1,024 more words
The importance of punctuation, illustrated in one title:
You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.
The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to’s to show how important punctuation is in our world—period. 129 more words