Eats Shoots Leaves

This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled.

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101218297

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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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.

Eats Shoots and Leaves

Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens.

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007431597

Category: Humor

Page: 244

View: 505

Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens.

Eats Shoots and Leaves

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780789316103

Category:

Page: 370

View: 167

This wordlover and wordsmith's calendar is based on the punctuation sensationEats, Shoots & Leavesthat hit number one on bestseller lists. 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).

Eats Shoots and Leaves the Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

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: Lynne Truss

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780789323033

Category:

Page:

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This word-lover and wordsmith's calendar is based on the punctuation sensationEats, Shoots and Leavesthat hit #1 on best-seller lists and has sold more than 3 million hardcover copies worldwide. 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).

Eats More Shoots Leaves

This compendium edition compiles the best parts from the original books into a humorous punctuation primer.

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1984815741

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 515

A pocket-sized paperback compendium of the hilariously illustrated #1 New York Times bestselling series of books about punctuation. Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons's hilariously re-imagined children's adaptation of Eats, Shoots & Leaves was a wild success when it came out in 2006, spending five weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The Girl's Like Spaghetti and Twenty-Odd Ducks followed with equal success, and now all three are combined into a single, helpful volume! As in the original books, clever side-by-side illustrations demonstrate how carefully (or not) placed punctuation marks can completely alter a sentence's meaning. This compendium edition compiles the best parts from the original books into a humorous punctuation primer.


Eats Shites Leaves

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

ISBN: 1782432892

Category: Humor

Page: 345

View: 946

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-first century

Byron Huntley

Byron Huntley is an allegory of Australia's opening up to the world and finding its new place in the scheme of things while retaining a unique character.

Author: John Peter Chalmers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 174

View: 493

Adventure fiction for those who love guns, planes, fine dining, dangerous men, fascinating women and the Asia Pacific.. When his best mate goes mad and shoots himself, Byron Huntley turns to crime to support the widow and her kids. Becoming the personal pilot of a mysterious French criminal, he sets off on a romp around the Asia-Pacific in a Piper Matrix M600. The sweetest little prop plane he has ever flown. His adventures in paradise introduce him to a world of new flavours, exotic beauties, dangerous men and personal enlightenment. A veteran of the wars in the 'stans, Byron Huntley deploys all the cunning of the field to survive in the big league. On the way he grapples with personal honour and a close call with a highly addictive seductress. Byron Huntley is an allegory of Australia's opening up to the world and finding its new place in the scheme of things while retaining a unique character.


Introduction to Natural Language Processing

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

ISBN: 0262042843

Category: Computers

Page: 536

View: 555

A survey of computational methods for understanding, generating, and manipulating human language, which offers a synthesis of classical representations and algorithms with contemporary machine learning techniques. This textbook provides a technical perspective on natural language processing—methods for building computer software that understands, generates, and manipulates human language. It emphasizes contemporary data-driven approaches, focusing on techniques from supervised and unsupervised machine learning. The first section establishes a foundation in machine learning by building a set of tools that will be used throughout the book and applying them to word-based textual analysis. The second section introduces structured representations of language, including sequences, trees, and graphs. The third section explores different approaches to the representation and analysis of linguistic meaning, ranging from formal logic to neural word embeddings. The final section offers chapter-length treatments of three transformative applications of natural language processing: information extraction, machine translation, and text generation. End-of-chapter exercises include both paper-and-pencil analysis and software implementation. The text synthesizes and distills a broad and diverse research literature, linking contemporary machine learning techniques with the field's linguistic and computational foundations. It is suitable for use in advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses and as a reference for software engineers and data scientists. Readers should have a background in computer programming and college-level mathematics. After mastering the material presented, students will have the technical skill to build and analyze novel natural language processing systems and to understand the latest research in the field.

The Fight for English

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

ISBN: 019920764X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

View: 587

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.

The Girl s Like Spaghetti

The bestselling author of 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' offers children a helping hand. Illustrated with hilarious cartoons this book shows how you really can't manage without apostrophes.

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781861971685

Category: Apostrophe

Page: 32

View: 288

A giant kids' playground certainly sounds like fun, but you might want to watch out in the giant kid's playground; he has a tendency to step on people. A sign stating, "we're here to help", would definitely disappoint the customers if the apostrophe were removed. Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons once again illustrate the hilarious confusion that punctuation can cause. Having dealt with the comma in Eats, Shoots & Leaves for Children, here they take on the apostrophe using lively, subversive pictures from one of America's leading illustrators and show how much chaos can ensue from one tiny squiggle.

Going Loco

A wonderful comic novel from the bestselling author of ‘Eats Shoots & Leaves’.

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007437544

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 174

A wonderful comic novel from the bestselling author of ‘Eats Shoots & Leaves’.

A Certain Age

From the bestselling author of ‘Eats Shoots & Leaves’, a wonderfully funny collection of twelve monologues.

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007437536

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 717

From the bestselling author of ‘Eats Shoots & Leaves’, a wonderfully funny collection of twelve monologues.

Shoots Leaves and Eats

Shoots, Leaves and Eats is the ultimate contemporary combination cookbook for the gardening gourmet who wants the freshest organic ingredients and the most tempting recipes for them in one volume.

Author: Toby Buckland

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781844032877

Category: Cookery

Page: 160

View: 607

Shoots, Leaves and Eats is the ultimate contemporary combination cookbook for the gardening gourmet who wants the freshest organic ingredients and the most tempting recipes for them in one volume.

The Lunar Cats

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

ISBN: 1473538769

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 595

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. When you are an inoffensive retired librarian with bitter personal experience of Evil Talking Cats, do you rescue a kitten from the cold on a December night? Do you follow up news items about cats digging in graveyards? Do you inquire into long-ago cats who voyaged around the world with Captain Cook? Well, yes. If you are Alec Charlesworth that is precisely what you do - with unexpected and terrifying consequences ...

Legal Skills

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

ISBN: 0198831277

Category:

Page: 520

View: 290

The best-selling legal skills textbook in the market, Legal Skills is the essential guide for law students, encompassing all the academic and practical skills in one manageable volume. It is an ideal text for students new to law, helping them make the transition from secondary education and giving them the skills they need to succeed from the beginning of their degree, through exams and assessments and into their future career. The first part covers 'Sources of Law' and includes information on finding and using legislation, ensuring an understanding of where the law comes from and how to use it. The second part covers 'Academic Legal Skills' and provides advice on general study and writing skills. This part also includes a section on referencing and avoiding plagiarism amongst a number of other chapters designed to help students through the different stages of the law degree. The third and final part is dedicated to 'Practical Legal Skills'; a section designed to help develop transferable skills in areas such as presentations and negotiations that will be highly valued by future employers. The text contains many useful features designed to support a truly practical and self-reflective approach to legal skills including self-test questions, diagrams and practical activities. Students are given the opportunity to take a 'hands on' approach to tackling a variety of legal skills from using cases to negotiation. Each skill is firmly set in its wider academic and professional context to encourage an integrated approach to the learning of legal skills. Online resources -For lecturers, a bank of multiple choice questions and diagrams from the book -For students, answers to the self-test questions and practical exercises from the book and a glossary of all the keywords and terms used within the text. There is also an extensive range of videos with guidance on topics from what to expect from lectures and tutorials, how to research for essays and structure problem questions, to examples of good and bad practice in mooting and negotiations.

Panda Large Black And white Bear like Mammal Native to China Eats Shoots and Leaves

Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China.

Author: Panda Love

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781655077524

Category:

Page: 125

View: 815

Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves. Blank Lined Journal Notebook, 100 Pages, Soft Matte Cover, 6 x 9 In Details : Dimensions: 6 x 9 IN 100 pages of Blank-Lined White Pages High-Quality Paper Soft Matte Cover

Tennyson s Gift

From the bestselling author of 'Eats Shoots & Leaves', an unexpectedly moving, luminously wise and brilliantly funny novel about a Victorian Poet Laureate.

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007355270

Category: Isle of Wight (England)

Page: 272

View: 368

In July 1864, a corner of the Isle of Wight is buzzing with literary and artistic creativity. A morose Tennyson is reciting 'Maud' to empty sofas; the photographer Julia Margaret Cameron is white-washing the roses for visual effect and; the mismatched couple, actress Ellen Terry and painter G. F. Watts are thrown into the company of the remarkable Lorenzo Fowler, the American phrenologist, and his daughter Jessie. Enter mathematician Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll), known to Jessie as the 'fiendish pedagogue', and Lynne Truss's wonderfully imaginative cocktail of Victorian seriousness and riotous farce begins to take flight.

Talk to the Hand

A battle-cry for civilised behaviour from the author of the multi-million selling Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007378092

Category: Humor

Page: 244

View: 327

A battle-cry for civilised behaviour from the author of the multi-million selling Eats, Shoots and Leaves.