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: 1101218290

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: 980

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: 163

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

Author: Lynne Truss

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

ISBN: 1984815741

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 107

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: 126

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: 341

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.

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: 564

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.

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: 658

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.

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: 290

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

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: 556

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

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: 716

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 ...

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: 285

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

The Fight for English

The Fight for English is the book that everyone concerned with English usage has been eagerly awaiting.

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191650528

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 865

Lynne Truss's 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' injected new life into the long-standing arguments over rights and wrongs in English usage. Now David Crystal brings together his own distinctive style and unique expertise to provide the first thorough-going assessment of the ongoing debate. With a lively, humorous, and accessible approach, Crystal charts the battles past and present, illustrating the characters and attitudes involved from a wide range of written sources. He combines a chronological survey of key influences in the area of usage with discussion of particular themes such as punctuation, spelling, and pronunciation. And he looks ahead to the future in the context of recent education policy shifts. A positive and compelling case is made for variation in usage of English based on appropriateness of situation, arguing that 'zero tolerance' in relation to language is a profoundly flawed approach. Crystal offers an original and authoritative counter-argument to the prescriptivist agenda that has been expounded in many accounts of English usage over the years. The Fight for English is the book that everyone concerned with English usage has been eagerly awaiting.

Introduction to Natural Language Processing

Logical Semantics 281 S : eats ( alex , shoots ) ∧ eats ( alex ,leavesn ) NP : λP.P
( alex ) VP : λx.eats (x, ... P ( leavesn ) shoots and leaves Figure 12.5 Derivation
for gold semantic analysis of Alex eats shoots and leaves . S : eats ( alex , shoots
) ...

Author: Jacob Eisenstein

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262354578

Category: Computers

Page: 536

View: 975

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.

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: 924

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.

Psycho by the Sea

' Praise for the Constable Twitten Series, Daily Mail In the latest installment of this funny, charming and quirky series - longlisted for the acclaimed CWA Historical Dagger - our trio of redoubtable detectives are faced with the arrival ...

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526609851

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 972

It's September in Brighton and the city is playing host to weeks of endless rain and lashings of villainy. A trusted member of a local gang has disappeared part way through planning a huge heist; a violent criminal obsessed with boiling the heads of policemen has escaped Broadmoor and is rumoured to be headed towards the city, while at Gosling's department store an American researcher has been found dead in the music section. Inspector Steine has other things on his mind – since the triumphant conclusion to his last case, Steine has so many awards and invitations coming his way that he has had to take on a secretary – but Sergeant Brunswick and Constable 'Clever Clogs' Twitten are both on the case. If only they could work out just who is behind these dastardly acts...

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: 209

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

Reindeer Husbandry and Its Ecological Principles

The mature bushlike willow species are important reindeer pastures because the
animals eat the young buds , shoots and leaves . They can also eat shoots during
the winter . The willow species prefer damp terrain and most of them require a ...

Author: Sven Skjenneberg

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Reindeer

Page: 395

View: 306

Translation of Norwegian book first published by Universtetsforlaget, Oslo, 1968, describing current state of reindeer husbandry.

BP Portrait Award 2007

The BP Portrait Award is a showcase for artists specialising in portraiture. This book, a full catalogue of the exhibition, includes reproductions of the prize winners and all entries selected by the judges for display in 2007.

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery

ISBN: 9781855143852

Category: BP Portrait Award

Page: 88

View: 863

The BP Portrait Award is a showcase for artists specialising in portraiture. This book, a full catalogue of the exhibition, includes reproductions of the prize winners and all entries selected by the judges for display in 2007.