Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Grammar-related laughs

I'm currently reading Lynne Truss's book Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation a little bit at a time, trying to savor the essays and remember their lessons.

While I am not an official member of the grammar police, I do notice grammatically offensive signs all around town.

I came across a blog that makes fun of all those signs, and that really made me laugh, so I thought I'd share it with you. Here's the link: The "Blog" of Unnecessary "Quotation" Marks.




J.Danger said...

I love that one! You should also check out The Mountainman's Guide to Grammar. Good stuff!

Bybee said...

This was such a fun book. One of the lessons that I took away from it was to tone down my exclamation marks. I still use them too much, though!

Gentle Reader said...

j. danger--I will check it out--thanks!

bybee--I need to tone down so many things, exclamation marks definitely among them. Oh well, so I get excited, what are you gonna do?

Jessica said...

OMG I loved that book. Be sure to read "Talk to the Hand" as well - it might even be funnier.

Gentle Reader said...

jessica--I will add Talk to the Hand to my list--thanks so much for the suggestion!