With such observations as "people truly do not know their apostrophe from their elbow," Lynne Truss has made "the history of punctuation a subject at once urgent, sexy, and hilarious" (John Walsh,The Independent).
Author: Universe Publishing Staff
Featuring a plethora of examples that show how to get the worst out of the world's most commonly spoken language, Eats, Shites and Leaves is a wittily informative insight into how the English language can be used and abused in the twenty ...
Author: A. Parody
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
S: eats(alex,shoots) < eats(alex,leaves n) NP : λP.P(alex) VP : λx.eats(x,shoots) <
eats(x,leaves n) Alex Vt : λP.λx.P(λy.eats(x, y)) NP : λP.P(shoots) < P(leavesn)
eats NP : λP.P(shoots) CC : λP.λQ.λx.P(x) < Q(x) NP : λP.P(leavesn) shoots and ...
Author: Jacob Eisenstein
Publisher: MIT Press
Combining a chronological survey of key influences in the area of usage with discussion of such themes as punctuation, spelling, and pronunciation, tells the story of the battles surrounding English usage.
Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
By the bestselling author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Cat Out of Hell, a nail-biting tale of good versus evil involving one man, his dog and a group of 18th-century amateur scientific pioneers who just happen to be cats.
Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: Random House
Without grammatical expression and grammatical accuracy, the meaning of
words can change as the following two sentences demonstrate: The panda eats,
shoots and leaves (he has his dinner, kills another panda with his shotgun and ...
Author: Emily Finch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA