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Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Jan 3

This year my desk calendar is taking a break from the Forgotten English and is instead epigrams from Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Periodically, when there’s a particularly good one, I shall repost them here. For instance, this past Tuesday’s…

While significant variations exist between British and American usage, these are matters for quite rarefied concern. You say “parentheses” while we say “brackets” … but to people who call an apostrophe “one of them floating comma things” it just doesn’t matter very much.

–Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves</p>

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

Comments

stilghar
Jan. 5th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
That brought to mind...
...these lines from a recently watched movie:

"I just had an apostrophe."

"I think you mean 'an epiphany'."

"Lightnin' has just struck my brain."

"Well, that must've hurt."
mooncat
Jan. 7th, 2012 12:37 am (UTC)
Re: That brought to mind...
Ah, Smee. :)

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